Trump Wants to Replace Food Stamps with Packaged Food Deliveries
Trump Wants to Replace Food Stamps with Packaged Food Deliveries The White House proposed the idea called "America's Harvest Box" early this week, which would put the U.S. government in charge of food that reaches 16 million low-income households. The White House said the new boxes would go to households qualifying for $90 or more per month in food stamps, representing about 81 percent of those participating in what is formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Presently, SNAP beneficiaries can choose what they spend the money on while shopping at any approved retailer. CNBS reports that all food would be grown domestically and include non-perishabables such as juice, pasta and canned meat and beans. The USDA projects it would save $129 billion over a decade, due to the government's unique purchasing power.