HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TASK FORCE ON AGING & FAMILIES LEADERSHIP RESPONDS TO USDA'S EXPANDED SNAP ONLINE PURCHASING PROGRAM
Today, The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging & Families leadership released the following statement responding to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s announcement that it will expand the SNAP online purchasing program to 13 additional states: “Older Americans should never have to decide between their health and safety and putting food on the table. Especially considering the increased risk posed by COVID-19, seniors relying on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program need to be able to safely purchase necessities from home. The House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families will continue to push USDA to address the heightened food insecurity facing our nation’s Older Americans and their families amid this public health crisis.”
The leadership of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Aging and Families and Reps. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) originally called on USDA to expand the SNAP online purchasing program on April 8, 2020.
The letter to the administration can be found here.
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