LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Less shopping and more waiting on the mail. The Trump Administration says it wants to replace some of the cash assistance for low income families on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, with actual boxes of food.
It would be called “America’s Harvest Box” and include food that doesn’t go bad fast like peanut butter, pasta and canned fruits. The administration says it would ensure people have nutritious options as well as save billions of dollars in the long run.
The plan has received major push back nationwide. Eric Gray, the Executive Director of United Against Poverty in Orlando pointing out this involves the most vulnerable population in the country.
“I think there’s some dignity questions. I think the idea that we seem to be in this proposal going back to the days of government cheese,” Gray said. “You have to really question, how much control do we really want to have over what everybody does?”
Before making any changes, the administration needs to get approval from Congress.