Fixing food deserts with a modern SNAP

To fight back against food deserts, online delivery services will help get healthy foods to low-income families.

The United States Department of Agriculture will begin a pilot program that will allow recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps, to use online services to deliver groceries.

The two-year program starts in the summer. Right now, the pilot program is only in certain states. If it goes well, more states should follow.

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