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Amazon, Walmart to offer grocery delivery for food stamp recipients


Added 04-23-19 12:57:01pm EST - “Amazon and Walmart will participate in a Department of Agriculture pilot program to allow food stamp recipients to? shop for groceries online, according to” - Thehill.com

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Amazon and Walmart will participate in a Department of Agriculture pilot program to allow food stamp recipients to shop for groceries online, according to the agency.

The two-year New York pilot program will allow some of the state’s 2.7 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to order groceries online.

Amazon and grocery chain ShopRite plan to cover recipients in the New York City area while Walmart will cover parts of the upstate region, according to the USDA. The 2014 Farm Bill called for the department to test online purchasing for SNAP recipients.

The program will expand throughout the state and will eventually cover Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington, according to the department.

“People who receive SNAP benefits should have the opportunity to shop for food the same way more and more Americans shop for food – by ordering and paying for groceries online,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny PerdueGeorge (Sonny) Ervin PerdueStates sue Trump admin over changes to school lunch standards Trump says Linda McMahon will step down as Small Business administrator Senate buzz grows for Abrams after speech electrifies Dems MORE said in a statement last week. “As technology advances, it is important for SNAP to advance too, so we can ensure the same shopping options are available for both non-SNAP and SNAP recipients.”

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