(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) — At the corner of Milby and Navigation in Houston’s East End, business at Randy’s Fine Foods is booming.

Never heard of them?

Then you’re not a Lone Star Card user, the food stamp-enabled debit card that has soared in use over the past two years, with a million more Texans added since 2008. As of July, more than 3.6 million had Lone Star Cards.

For about 20 years, Randy’s mobile food trucks have traveled under the radar of the privileged, circulating in neighborhoods and delivering food here and across the state. Randy’s and a handful of companies like it – Boxes and Bags Mobile Grocery and Bag Lady on Wheels – go to areas where people are without a car and a local grocery store or both.

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