Food stamps may soon be available for online shopping

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Food stamps may soon be available for online shoppingBusiness Insider ^ | September 15, 2016 | Christina Beck, The Christian Science MonitorPosted on 9/17/2016, 3:50:27 PM by 2ndDivisionVetOnline shopping has long been a boon for most Americans, whether they hate the scrutinizing stares of fellow shoppers, the chaos of big stores, or simply can’t get out the door.Soon, modifications to the federal food stamp program, SNAP, might make the benefits of online shopping available to some who could need it most: the many recipients who live in areas where there are fewer healthy grocery stores, known as “food deserts.”

On Thursday, the Department of Agriculture began asking for companies to join a pilot project to allow SNAP recipients to purchase their groceries online. If successful after a two-year pilot period, the program may be expanded….(Excerpt) Read more at …

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