USDA Announces Seven Retail Firms Participating in SNAP Online Grocery Purchasing Pilot Program

01/17/2017 - The USDA announced that seven major retailers will participate in a pilot program testing the groundwork that enables SNAP participants to purchase groceries online.

The pilot will take place in seven states, focusing on rural and urban areas. The goal is to eventually expand to all SNAP participants nationwide, providing greater access to and options for healthy foods among low-income individuals.

The Academy strongly supports initiatives such as this included in the Farm Bill to improve the food system and provide healthy food to food insecure families.