Changes to SNAP go too far!


During a briefing Monday, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney introduced a service that is similar to Blue Apron, or a food delivery service, the Washington Post reported.

"For every meal that we provide as a feeding America food bank, snap provides 12 meals", said Roberts. "An American Budget", also included over $200 million in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and "a bold new approach to administering" benefits, which would allocate less money for recipients to spend at grocery stores.

But Trump's proposal would require people who receive at least $90 a month from the program to get about half of their benefits in the form of a "USDA food package", rather than by purchasing the food themselves, NPR reported.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank just a few weeks ago to discuss the Farm Bill, which includes funding for SNAP.

Millions of people nationwide depending on food stamps will see benefits slashed if Congress agrees to President Trump's current budget proposal.

"It lowers the cost to us because we can buy prices at wholesale", Mulvaney said.

Arthur says the idea probably wouldn't save the estimated 30 percent over the next decade.

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President Donald Trump is proposing legislation that would substitute EBT cards for food boxes delivered to doorsteps.

Some of Blue Apron's offerings include beef medallions and scallion salsa verde, salmon and dukkah-spiced vegetables and creamy fusilli bucati pasta with fried rosemary and walnuts, according to their website.

The reality of the Harvest Box is dystopian delivery compared to a meal kit, which has become a marker of middle-class luxury.

"The food stamps give you an opportunity to go and choose what your kids like, what they want". The nonprofit Food Research and Action Center called the box proposal "a Rube-Goldberg designed system" that would be "costly, inefficient, stigmatizing, and prone to failure". "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".

Opponents to the president's plan believe canned and boxed food is not as healthy as fresh food that can be purchased with food stamps at grocery stores. It proposes slashing Medicaid, federal housing subsidies, health insurance, and food stamps by billions of dollars.

Others, like the owner of Green Apple Market, say they accept government money for their goods, and fear a program change could be a big hit on his business.