Food delivery for SNAP/EBT recipients
Currently, the USDA has a pilot program in five states that allows recipients of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to purchase groceries online instead of in person. Massachusetts is not one of those states. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people in need in MA are forced to go to the grocery store to get food for their families, putting them at risk of contagion. Having groceries delivered is crucial for the health of many SNAP recipients who are older or have health issues that put them at higher risk of severe symptoms if they contract the disease.
We must immediately add Massachusetts to the states that allow SNAP recipients to order groceries online to protect our most vulnerable neighbors.
From: [Your Name]
We believe we should protect our most vulnerable residents in this time of crisis. Access to food should be available and safe for everyone.
* Immediately expand the SNAP delivery pilot to all 50 states.
* Offer delivery of SNAP groceries free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.