To fight back against food deserts, online delivery services will help get healthy foods to low-income families.
The United States Department of Agriculture will begin a pilot program that will allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, to use online services to deliver groceries.
The two-year program starts in the summer. Right now, the pilot program is only in certain states. If it goes well, more states should follow.
Food deserts exist in every state, in both rural and urban communities. Many people who are on SNAP have only convenience stores from which to buy their family’s groceries.
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Having a delivery service can help. It would make healthier food more accessible and give cheaper options for essential items.
This would benefit many in Texas.
This pilot program can’t get here fast enough.