The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will invest an additional $25 million in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or food stamps.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or popularly known as food stamps have helped millions of American families across the country. It aims to help low-income families to meet their daily needs especially in buying nutritious food.
Each state has its own regulation on how to use food stamps in purchasing food. In general, only nutritious food can be purchased using food stamps. However, not all stores and groceries are accepting food stamps but you can visit the official website of your state to know more about food stamps.
Moreover, other states have another term for food stamps. They sometimes refer to it as Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). Meanwhile, the amount that eligible residents will receive varies based on where a person lives.
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$25 Million in Food Stamps
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will invest an additional $25 million into three states to encourage the beneficiaries to buy more fruits and vegetables, according to a published article in The Oklahoma City Sentinel.
The U.S. DA stated on its website, “A key barrier to healthy eating is lack of access or enough money to buy nutritious food. Research shows that incentive programs are an effective way to promote healthy eating and improve nutrition security for more Americans.”
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