USDA, Texas ensures food access to Hurricane Harvey victims

· September 5, 2017

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) have made long-term plans for ensuring Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey have access to food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). “USDA and Texas have the same goal here, to first […]

USDA grants to help SNAP families eat more fruits & veggies

· August 8, 2017

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be awarding 32 grants totaling $16.8 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “These grants help provide low income […]

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