Global News

Trump wants to replace food stamps with 'food delivery' service

Trump wants to replace food stamps with 'food delivery' service

Is this the best way to balance our budget?

At the LA mission-they make 700 boxes of food a week for needy families.

The Trump administration says this and other changes will reduce the SNAP budget by about $213B over the next ten years. He says the package would consist of powdered milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter and canned foods.

"It helps to alleviate food insecurity for millions of people who are living in the United States".

"I think when we're talking about proposals and changes to benefits and things like that, it's just important that we really focus on the people it affects", added Lemmon.

The Trump administration is looking to slash the use of food stamps with a proposed food delivery program called "America's Harvest Box".

"The thought of that number going up from our current 1300 households a month, anything upwards of that, yeah, how are we going to source that?" said McCullen.




"It's a risky scheme that threatens families' ability to put food on the table", said Stacy Dean, vice president for food assistance policy at the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The SNAP program is largely successful the way it is, and claims of fraud are way overblown.

To make sure those who truly need food stamps are receiving the benefits, the Trump administration wants to close loopholes in order to strengthen the expectation that able-bodied adults can and will work. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, will no longer be in monetary form and instead recipients will receive "USDA Foods package", as it was coined in Trump's budget.

The president met with cabinets officials, governors, and mayors to discuss his new $1.5-trillion proposal to boost infrastructure projects all across America.

How exactly recipients would receive these boxes was not specified in the news release other than to say that states "will be given substantial flexibility to distribute these food benefits to participants".

Now the food bank sends out about 2,000 boxes a month for seniors in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties.

Boxed or canned food is typically packed with sodium and sugar, two additives that the USDA and nutritionists have repeatedly said that Americans need to cut back on.


  • Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 official renders leak

    Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 official renders leak

    It means the Nokia 7 Plus will be like the HTC U11 Life or a few other handsets that give you a pure, basic Android experience. The charging port is of the USB Type-C variety, although there's no word as yet when there is a 3.5mm audio jack or not.
    U.S.  healthcare spending to rise 5.3% in 2018

    U.S. healthcare spending to rise 5.3% in 2018

    As a result, the healthcare share of the economy is projected to climb to 19.7% by 2026-up from 17.9% in 2016, or $3.3 trillion. Notably, the report also forecasted that a slightly higher share of the United States population will be uninsured in 2026.
    Uber's net loss widens to $4.5 billion for tumultuous 2017

    Uber's net loss widens to $4.5 billion for tumultuous 2017

    Uber has had a chaotic year, battling lawsuits, sex discrimination allegations, and the departure of many of its top execs. Uber's losses widened previous year , despite signs that it was pulling back from the brink in the final three months.
  • Kiwi official 'got it wrong' in Wales match

    Kiwi official 'got it wrong' in Wales match

    England have lost one No 8 but gained another before the Calcutta Cup match against Scotland in Edinburgh next week. They next meet Scotland at Murrayfield while Wales face unbeaten Ireland in Dublin with both games on February 24.
    Pakistan slams India for 'irresponsible statements' after army camp attack

    Pakistan slams India for 'irresponsible statements' after army camp attack

    The Defence Minister further said, all the evidence have been compiled and will definitely be given to Pakistan. She said giving the evidence to Pakistan was a continuous process.

    Bank of America Corp (BAC) Shares Sold by Salem Investment Counselors Inc

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Bank of America from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Since October 26, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 3 insider sales for $228,453 activity. $6.09M worth of Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill's (CMG) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Credit Suisse Group

    Chipotle Mexican Grill's (CMG) Neutral Rating Reaffirmed at Credit Suisse Group

    Investec Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.08% in AbbVie Inc. 8,583 were reported by Balasa Dinverno Foltz Limited Liability. Riverpark Capital Management Llc acquired 7,386 shares as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc ( CMG)'s stock rose 13.42%. (NYSE: CMG ).

    Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Greencore Group (GNC)

    In a research report issued to clients on today, Numis reconfirmed their "Hold" rating on Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR)'s stock. NewRiver REIT pic is a premium listed REIT on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 250 and EPRA indices.
    Home Depot hiring 1500 associates in Detroit area

    Home Depot hiring 1500 associates in Detroit area

    Hutchin Hill Ltd Partnership reported 50,000 shares. (NYSE:AIG). 8,680 were accumulated by Westover Cap Advsrs Ltd Co. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 1.1%.
  • Ridge Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle Kills 5

    Ridge Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle Kills 5

    Cops later arrested the driver of the stolen vehicle for causing the crash, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Police said Route 25 will be closed in both directions through Wednesday evening as a result.
    'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Season 4 to release in two parts

    'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Season 4 to release in two parts

    The fourth season will launch on Netflix May 30 , but it'll be the first time a season of the show will be split into two halves. The second half of the season will premiere later in 2018.
    Former CIA agent breaks down on CNN over Florida school shooting

    Former CIA agent breaks down on CNN over Florida school shooting

    A composed Mudd returned to the air to echo his earlier refrain - that "the country is not serious" about addressing gun violence. Mudd was in tears by the end of his comments and he told Wolf Blitzer he just couldn't continue.