Act Now to Enable People Who Use SNAP (Food Stamps) to Get Food Delivered
Hartford, Connecticut, May 7 – Connecticut’s leaders have taken a critical step to ensuring that the people at the greatest risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and who rely on SNAP benefits can safely order groceries online. The disability nonprofit RespectAbility congratulates leaders in the Nutmeg State for applying for a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would allow SNAP recipients to use their benefits for nline grocery delivery via Walmart, Amazon online (including Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh), and certain ShopRite stores.
“This is potentially lifesaving news for the approximately 105,000 Connecticut residents with disabilities who depend on food stamps to put food on the table,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President and CEO of RespectAbility. “We hope the USDA and Secretary Sonny Perdue will expedite the necessary paperwork and help people in Connecticut stay safe from the pandemic.” [continue reading…]