Trump administration wants to replace food stamps with 'Blue Apron-type' food boxes

WASHINGTON -- President Trump is proposing a major shake-up to the program that provides more than 42 million Americans with food stamps.

The President wants to replace food stamps for low-income families with food boxes to save money. According to Forbes, the White House budget director is pitching the idea similar to Blue Apron-a high-end meal kit service. Each box would include pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.

The box would be worth about half of a recipient's monthly benefit. The White House claims the change would allow the government to save nearly $130 billion over 10 years.

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