SNAP program would be replaced with meal kits, according to Trump proposal
WASHINGTON - President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a big change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program that provides food assistance for low-income families.
Formerly known as Food Stamps, SNAP offers services to millions of individuals and families.
Now, the Trump administration says it wants to create a new program, dubbed America's Harvest Box, which would replace about half the money families receive through the SNAP program.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney compared it to high-end meal delivery kit service Blue Apron. Mulvaney also said that it will give people more nutritious options while saving the government money.
According to the budget, the package will feature "100 percent U.S. grown and produced food", with non-perishable items like peanut butter, canned fruits and cereal.
The President's budget still needs to be approved by Congress and will likely face modifications before that time.