On July 15, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) proposed allowing homebound people receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to use their benefits to pay for home-delivery of groceries. The goal is to help ensure that homebound SNAP beneficiaries with disabilities have access to healthy food. SNAP serves four million older adults. About 20% of SNAP participants are elderly or disabled
The proposed rule, “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Purchasing and Delivery Services for the Elderly and Disabled,” is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill . . .