Trump proposes to phase out food stamps

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- The Trump administration could begin delivering food to many low income families à la Blue Apron, as part of a proposal that would drastically change the federal food stamp program. The proposal would affect those who now receive at least $90 a month in food stamps, which is roughly 81% of recipients of 16 million households.

According to CNBC, the plan would make the government in charge of what foods low-income families eat under the program, which would be similar to the Blue Apron delivery service.

The Trump administration is proposing families that receive $90 or more in food stamps get a "harvest box" full of non-perishable foods.

The plan was criticized due to questions about whether the boxes would contain healthy ingredients and how poor Americans without a auto would pick up the boxes.

"Many people are concerned about how this idea could be implemented", Waide said.

The new approach to SNAP benefits combines traditional Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards with a "Harvest Box", which the budget proposal describes as "100-percent American grown foods provided directly to households".

"Anytime when there is a change to the snap program, at least initially, until people find out what their new normal is going to look like, we will see a surge in our food pantry", McCullen said. It would also eliminate a food box program for seniors and roll it into one program.

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The Trump administration is looking to slash the use of food stamps with a proposed food delivery program called "America's Harvest Box".

"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 in a Department of Agriculture summary.

"You actually receive the food instead of receive the cash", Mulvaney said.

President Trump's newly released budget would dramatically change the food stamp program. The Trump Administration believes that their latest proposal would save the country almost $130 billion over 10 years.

"The canned foods - how are we going to cook it?"

But despite hurting his own business, the owner believes the proposed program would help the country, not hurt. The SNAP program is largely successful the way it is, and claims of fraud are way overblown.

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