(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.
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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.