Possible changes coming to SNAP

Possible changes coming to SNAP

The budget request would replace part of benefits people receive through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or 'SNAP, ' with a food delivery box program.

However, she said having no fresh fruits and vegetables in the box, as well as recipients not being able to choose what goes into their own, concerns her.

The Trump administration wants to create a program replacing half the food money families get each month- with 100% U-S- grown food and non-perishable items like peanut butter, canned foods and cereal. Is this the best way to balance our budget?

"I think it would make it more hard because people would be getting less food".

While Mulvaney compared the new proposed changes to the SNAP program to high-end meal kit delivery companies like Blue Apron and its competitors, critics are calling the proposal "radical and risky", according to Politico.

The food bank helps feed about 200,000 people across the Mid-South who are food insecure, which means they do not know when they'll eat again.


Households that receive $90 or more in SNAP benefits would get a box of 100 percent US -grown and produced food.

Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients.

The new boxes will be "a Rube-Goldberg designed system of commodity distribution via food boxes that will be administratively costly, inefficient, stigmatizing, and prone to failure, and that will return the country to Depression-era anti-hunger approaches", said the group in a statement.

"It maintains the same level of food value as SNAP participants now receive, provides states flexibility in administering the program, and is responsible to the taxpayers", Perdue said.

The Trump administration may be looking at revamping the program that ensures that low-income families have the food they need. "The SNAP, or food stamp program, is a bedrock of existence for a lot of very poor people". Still, Berg is concerned that the proposal could serve as an opening for Congress to reduce funding for the food program by a smaller amount. That represents more than 80 percent of the program's recipients. "They might not even use the items in the box", Haynes-Maslow said.

"You would cut back on some of the food that people are getting and they wouldn't have the choices that they have now", Brislain said.

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