Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

PBS Newshour, April 6

(AP) Buying groceries online — which many Americans are doing to drastically reduce how often they leave their homes — is only open to SNAP recipients in six U.S. states, and Pennsylvania is not one of them.
Now, state governments and food security activists across the country are imploring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make the program more flexible and easier to access at a time when so many people are losing their jobs and turning to the government for support. See the story here: