Local residents, organizations respond to "food box" proposal

Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get

"I work 24 hours a month, I get $194 in food stamps", Washington said.

"How are those cities going to deliver food to rural America?"

The Trump administration is proposing a drastic change to how millions of people in the US receive food stamps by replacing cards with an equivalent cash value with a "Blue Apron-type" delivery box of food purchased by the government. "As the private partners with the government ensuring efficient redemption of SNAP benefits, retailers are looking to the administration to reduce red tape and regulations, not increase them with proposals such as this one".

As negotiations continue over this version of the Trump administration's budget, it's possible the changes to SNAP won't make the final budget bill. The boxes would not include fresh fruits or vegetables. The remainder of the benefits would go on a card for the families to use.

States will be given substantial flexibility to distribute these food benefits to participants. "The goal of all these programs; SNAP, TEFAP, WIC, and the food pantries is to build people up when they're in a vulnerable state". It would also shift part of the cost of the program onto states.

"We believe it's important that people have choices when it comes to nutrition for their families", said Debbie Rambo, Exec. Director, Samaritan Community Center. "It is more democratic". The main reason it does well is that it gives families the autonomy and dignity to pick out SNAP budgets.

Douglas Greenaway, president of the National WIC Association, echoed that sentiment.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the FBI had followed protocol in performing background checks for a security clearance in the case of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who resigned last week amid allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives. He says "the budget seems to assume that participating in SNAP is a character flaw".

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If it were to go through, Mr. Lockwood said his store would respond by increasing food prices and cutting staff to make up for the lost revenue. "Among the problems, it's going to be costly and take money out of the [SNAP] program from the administrative side".

Instead of receiving money to buy food, they would get a food box.

The program accomplishes what it sets out to do: recipients of SNAP report less food insecurity.

"Some cereals have extremely high levels of sugar; canned foods also are susceptible to high sodium and sugar levels - unless they are explicitly produced using "low or no added" sodium and sugar techniques", she said in an email. "We deal with different people of different backgrounds".

The USDA estimates that the Harvest Box proposal would save $129.2 billion over ten years, would decrease food stamp fraud, and would enhance the nutrition content of the program. They feared it would upend a much-needed benefit for more than 80% of those in the program. Under the administration's proposal, states would no longer be able to do so.

According to the USDA, about 16.4 million American households, or 81 percent in the SNAP program, would receive a box.

The proposal would affect 38 million people. Almost two-thirds were under 18, over 60 or disabled, according to the USDA.

Although Pentagon officials have not yet commented on the proposed cut, in the past they noted that such cuts would hit troops hard, and that they would look to mitigate any impact on families were the cuts to be approved by Congress. This time, it's a farm bill year, meaning many budgetary decisions will be made among the House and Senate agriculture committees. "SNAP - as we receive it now - it helps a whole lot more than what he is proposing".

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