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SNAP pilot for online purchasing approved in Oklahoma

SNAP pilot for online purchasing approved in Oklahoma
Posted at 11:29 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 12:29:14-04

Households in thirteen states, including Oklahoma, will soon be able to purchase food online using their SNAP benefits.

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture made the announcement on Friday that people in Oklahoma will be able to us their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to make online food purchases.

Also, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced soon more independently owned and operated retail stores will be accepting SNAP benefits online.

We are expanding new flexibilities and innovative programs to make sure Americans across this country have safe and nutritious food during this national emergency. Enabling people to purchase foods online will go a long way in helping Americans follow CDC social distancing guidelines and help slow the spread of the coronavirus. USDA is mandated with the noble goal of feeding Americans when they need it most, and we are fulfilling that mission with new innovative programs during this national emergency.
Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

SEE MORE: List of states and retailers accepting SNAP purchases

When the online program is fully operational, the online purchasing capabilities will be available in 36 states and the District of Columbia. This consists of 90 percent of SNAP participants.

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