Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients.
That’s how Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration’s proposal to replace nearly half of poor Americans’ monthly cash benefits with a box of food. It would affect households that receive at least $90 a month in food stamps, or roughly 38 million people.
“USDA America’s Harvest Box is a bold, innovative approach to providing nutritious food to people who need assistance feeding themselves and their families — and all of it is homegrown by American farmers and producers,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a statement. “It maintains the same level of food value as SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] participants currently receive, provides states flexibility in administering the program, and is responsible to the taxpayers.”
Parents boycott ‘Peter Rabbit’ movie over food allergy scene:
“Peter Rabbit” has found itself in the middle of a food allergy controversy that has prompted some parents to boycott the animated children’s film and Sony Pictures to issue an apology.
African-American portrait artist: Can’t ignore Obamas’ choice of artists like us:
The artist who painted former President Barack Obama‘s official presidential portrait hailed the former first couple’s choice of black artists for both paintings, calling it a signal that it was now OK for the work of artists who look like them to hang in the halls of the world’s great institutions.
Shaun White seeks Olympic redemption in Pyeongchang:
He’s an icon in his sport and one of the most recognizable and talked about figures at the Winter Olympics, but Shaun White has a score to settle at the Games.
ICE grants 1-year stay to father of 5-year-old battling leukemia:
An undocumented immigrant who took refuge in a Phoenix church and whose son has leukemia was relieved Monday after finding out that he won’t be deported.
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