Houstonians waited Thursday more than five hours in a line snaking around Greenspoint Mall.

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But the line wasn’t for the latest store opening; rather, they came out in droves looking to qualify for emergency state food benefits known as D-SNAP.

With the lengthy lines at various locations throughout the city threatening to turn some away, the state decided to extend the application process until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Since the hurricane, more than 200,000 people applied for assistance in Harris County, and thousands more in surrounding counties did the same, as well.

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More information can be found on D-SNAP’s website.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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