This is set to put the American government directly in-charge of what goes to the lunch and dinner plates of low-income households who according to the US Bureaus of Statistics amount to about 16 million.
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney likened the model to a "Blue Apron-type program" for those living in poverty. So with the food stamp program, it fills the gap of where I am unable to get a lot of things from the grocery store.
Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, top Democrat on the Senate agriculture committee, said the food box idea "isn't a serious proposal and is clearly meant to be a distraction from this Administration's proposed budget that fails our families and farmers". The program would provide roughly16 million low-income families with boxes of nonperishable items sent to their doorsteps once a month. "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. I keep my food stamp card in my pocket so I can eat everyday", Washington said.
In comparison, the Harvest Box would include items such as "shelf-stable milk, juice, grains, cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables". USDA claims the new plan would save $129.2 billion over 10 years. "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".
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Three Square food bank in Las Vegas, from which Jackson sometimes receives food to supplement his SNAP benefits, feeds 164,000 people every month. The budget proposal does not include any funding for distributing the boxes.
In order to make sure neighbors will have the support they need, the charity is asking the public for monetary and fresh produce donations to help stack their bins with food and goods.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in early December that he wanted states to have more flexibility in doling out SNAP, announcing the agency wanted to hear about programs from states that don't increase the cost of the program and will combat what he said is fraud and waste.
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In Oswego County, benefits for 19,055 people on the program totaled $2.26 million in December, according to state records.
The president's budget still needs to be approved by Congress.
"SNAP is most successful government program we have today", said Craig Gundersun, a professor of agriculture and economics at the University of IL who has studied SNAP for the past twenty years.
"When you get a job, that's not the end of the story, that's often where the story begins", said Heather Hahn, senior fellow in the Center for Labor, Human Services and Population at the Urban Institute.
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