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SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program Launches Wednesday
May12

SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program Launches Wednesday

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced the planned launch of a statewide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Or SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program. SNAP recipients will be able to purchase groceries online at participating retailers for curbside pickup or delivery starting Wednesday. “As we respond to this pandemic, the state of Texas is committed to helping SNAP recipients throughout...

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Texans Can Use SNAP For Online Grocery Purchases At Partnering Retailers Soon
Apr23

Texans Can Use SNAP For Online Grocery Purchases At Partnering Retailers Soon

AUSTIN –Texas Health and Human Services recently received federal approval to allow Texans to use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for online grocery purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pilot program is expected to start by May 18 statewide. “By allowing SNAP recipients to purchase groceries online throughout the COVID-19 response, we are removing barriers to healthy and nutritious food for many families...

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Community Eligibility Provision — USDA

Community Eligibility Provision — USDA 1. The new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows high poverty schools to offer both breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while eliminating the traditional school meal application process for the approved schools. 2. CEP uses a percentage of “identified” students for program eligibility. 3. “Identified” students include only students who are directly certified for free...

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Everyone Counts In The US Census, Which Begins In March
Feb25

Everyone Counts In The US Census, Which Begins In March

It’s time for the U.S. Census. Everyone who lives in the United States is required by law to participate. The Census Bureau is also required by law to protect all answers. Responses are only used to produce statistics; no personal information is allowed to be disclosed, according to the Census Bureau website. The results of the U.S. Census 2020 are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services....

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Five SSISD Schools Qualify for Free Meals for All Students; Other SSISD School Students May Qualify
Aug15

Five SSISD Schools Qualify for Free Meals for All Students; Other SSISD School Students May Qualify

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District, Child Nutrition Department is announcing a change to Its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and SchoolBreakfast Program for DOUGLASS ECLC, BARBARA BUSH, BOWIE, LAMAR, AND TRAVIS for the school year 2018-2019. These schools qualify to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program and will provide breakfast and lunch to all...

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