US government approves increase in food voucher program
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United States President Joe Biden’s government approves biggest increase in support PRSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)This is to provide more support for the poor families who cannot afford to buy food in the country, According to the newspaper the new York Times.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce Monday, which will look at Thrifty Food Scheme increased issuance of pantry vouchers, Plus $193. Increase in purchase limit up to (3 thousand 835 mexican pesos), it’s because the poorest people in the United States can Fill your grocery carts, but that will add billions of dollars to the cost.
The program helps feed 1 in 8 Americans, or about 42 million people. In January this year, Biden signed an executive order allowing states to increase SNAP emergency allocations, Allowing another 12 million people to receive advanced benefits.
Joe Biden’s government has asked the Department of Agriculture to review the plan To improve Americans’ diets and make cost adjustments for inflation and current prices. The new plan would increase the cost of the program by $20 billion annually, higher than pre-pandemic levels.
It is expected that the adjustments in the program can cover the escalation in the food crisis in the country which has been aggravated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which more than 50 million people were at risk, Including 17 million children during 2020.
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