U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has proposed a new plan to give low-income families a box of non-perishable foods each month rather than food stamps, according to Politico. The proposal was created with an economic focus, with an aim of saving the country billions.
The government has hailed it as a "Blue Apron-type program," giving the ingredient-and-recipe meal-kit service invaluable free exposure. This plan would both save the country money and provide low-income families with better food options than they are currently receiving, White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said, according to Politico.
The proposal was included in the White House's 2019 fiscal budget. The new box is being hailed as "America's Harvest Box," and this program would replace more than half the money currently allocated to families through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The packages would include items such as peanut butter, canned fruits and meats, and cereal.
The proposed program was met with mixed opinions on Twitter.