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Trump administration proposes replacing some SNAP benefits with meal deliveries

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The Trump administration wants to send SNAP recipients boxes of food instead of funds. The Trump administration wants to send SNAP recipients boxes of food instead of funds.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Trump administration wants to replace part of the country's food stamp program with a meal delivery service.

The White House says the USDA America's Harvest Box would contain products grown and produced in the United States. People who receive at least $90 a month in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits would receive the box of food. 

The box would be valued at about half of the SNAP recipient's monthly benefit.

The remaining portion of SNAP benefits would be loaded on their current electronic benefit cards.

Trump also is proposing work requirements for several federal programs, including housing subsidies, food stamps and Medicaid. 

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