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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW WAYS TO MEET ELDERLY, DISABLED NUTRITION NEEDS


USDA is proposing to improve access to groceries for homebound seniors and people with disabilities who participate in SNAP.  For the first time, it is planning to permit government agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide grocery purchasing and delivery services to accept SNAP benefits as payment, thus allowing for home delivery to those unable to shop for food. The proposed rule outlines eligibility and participation criteria and seeks comments from stakeholders. USDA will soon begin seeking up to 20 food purchasing and delivery services to participate in a one-year pilot program.

Source: USDA, 7/13/15, SNAP Home Delivery