Food delivery for food stamp recipients

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 15, 2018

That would affect households that receive at least $90 a month in food stamp benefits, or roughly 30 million people, according to financial reports.

"Any cuts to this program would be devastating to us. we would not be able to meet the.and have the capacity to meet the demand", said Roberts. Some rural stores' survival depends on SNAP benefits, Haynes-Maslow said.

"As we understand the proposal in the president's budget to create a USDA commodity foods box of staples, each of these achievements would be lost", Hatcher said.

It is unclear how these boxes would be distributed.

"I don't know where this came from, but I suspect that the folks when they were drawing it up were also watching silent movies", Concannon said.

Burke spent the last three years on SNAP, and Tuesday was his last day with the program.

The remainder of their benefits will be available on their debit card.

He was surprised to learn about the food box proposal. "They're going to feel the preset boxes, the limited options". "Once again, you're getting in some protein".

The packages recipients would be given would not include fresh fruits or vegetables.

"We are sad (but) we were not shocked", Akright said. "I heard about the possible changes this morning".

The proposal has drawn swift opposition from the supermarket industry.

Proposed cuts in the budget could greatly impact those who rely on food benefits and the food bank to help. "As the private partners with the government ensuring efficient redemption of SNAP benefits, retailers are looking to the administration to reduce red tape and regulations, not increase them with proposals such as this one". According to the summary of the proposal that has been issued by the Department of Agriculture suggested that the boxes would replace about 50% of the cash benefits under the current food stamp program. This new program would need a whole new infrastructure.

That would mean the USA government would have a say in what 17 million people are eating. Plus, it could be hard for families to pick up the box, especially if they don't have a auto.

How it all works out is yet to be seen. Funding for this type of program would be decided by Congress.

We've reached out to several local supermarkets, but haven't gotten a response.

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