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Feds propose to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-like' program

Feds propose to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-like' program

He compared the proposed delivery service, which the USDA is calling "America's Harvest Box", to "a Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of [receiving] the cash".

"And we're concerned about how that budget might threaten or weaken a really important program that helps provide food for families, kids and seniors", said Atlanta Community Food Bank president Kyle Waide.

As president seven years later, his proposed budget would slash the food stamp program while dramatically reshaping it to send food directly to recipients instead of allowing them to buy their own. He received electronic benefits each month on a card.

That would mean the US government would have a say in what 17 million people are eating. The change would affect approximately 38 million people, according to CNN.

Bruce Day, executive director of Helena Food Share, said more than 40 percent of people who use the food bank in Helena also receive SNAP benefits.

Mulvaney claimed that the change would allow the government to save almost $130 billion over 10 years, as it would lower government costs because it could buy the products at wholesale prices.

The USDA estimated the savings would amount to $129 billion over a ten year period.

In addition to a cut, the Trump Administration is proposing government-supplied deliveries of shelf-stable food to SNAP recipients.

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Blue Apron customers get to choose their meals and receive insulated boxes of fresh proteins and vegetables.

He was surprised to learn about the food box proposal.

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.

Low-income Americans who receive at least $90 a month would see "about half" of their benefits come in the form of a nonperishable, American-grown "USDA Foods package", or a "Harvest Box", according to a news release Monday from the USDA, which runs SNAP.

"The a classic example is that we don't want to pre box a share of food and give it to folks who have peanut allergies and assume they want peanut butter".

How they would distribute foods to people with specialized diets, or [to people in] rural areas ...

At dollar stores including Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree, food stamps account for roughly 5% of total sales, Bloomberg reports, citing Gordon Haskett Research Advisors analyst Chuck Grom.


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