Trump Administration Proposes To Replace Some Food Stamps With Food Boxes
Feb 14, 2018, 18:48
Mulvaney likened the idea to a "Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receive the cash". More than 16 million households would see half of their SNAPbenefits go to this food delivery service.
Food stamp recipients now use a payment card to buy food under SNAP, with strict rules in place by the USDA in terms of what can be bought with the benefits. The remainder of their benefits would be given to them on electronic benefit cards. According to Fox Business, the plan would provide almost 80 percent of active food stamp recipients [VIDEO] with boxes of food grown by American farmers instead of standard #SNAP aid.
"It's a risky scheme that threatens families' ability to put food on the table", said Stacy Dean, vice president for food assistance policy at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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The proposal is also likely to enrage food retailers - particularly Walmart, Target and Aldi - who stand to lose billions if food stamp benefits are cut, analysts say.
He compared "America's Harvest Box" to the upscale Blue Apron meal-kit delivery service, which provides lovingly assembled "farm-fresh seasonal produce, meat with no added hormones and sustainably sourced seafood" with which to prepare meals like salmon and dukkah-spiced vegetables, or creamy fusilli bucata pasta with fried rosemary. The program slashes were announced after Trump provided corporate tax savings of more than $1.2 trillion annually.
Boxed or canned food is typically packed with sodium and sugar, two additives that the USDA and nutritionists have repeatedly said that Americans need to cut back on.
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#TrumpBudget cuts for hungry families on #SNAP includes NO PLAN for delivering these so-called Harvest Boxes. "It lowers the cost to us because we can buy [at wholesale prices] whereas they have to buy it at retail".
According to White House calculations, the government would save roughly $129 billion over the course of 10 years, though it appears states would be responsible for having to ship and get the food boxes to the SNAP recipients.
But what the Trump administration is proposing is to take away a majority of that choice, by sending half of their benefits in the form of a "USDAFoodspackage" and half as money.
Knott also said that the program is created to help vulnerable populations like veterans returning from combat or seasonal workers who would lose benefits if they aren't working for several months.
She said they will start knocking on her agency's door to help feed themselves and their families, stretching already strained resources even thinner.
Indeed, issues such as allergies, bowel difficulties, and even simple preferences would invariably make the program a hard sell to food stamp recipients, much less to state governments that would have to implement such an initiative.
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