RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – Gov. Ralph Northam introduced that starting subsequent Friday, Could 29, households receiving SNAP advantages will be capable to buy groceries on-line.
Northam stated greater than 740,000 Virginians who obtain Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP) advantages will be capable to pay for his or her groceries on-line and have them delivered after the USDA authorised the state to take part in an progressive on-line buying pilot program.
“Permitting Virginia households who obtain SNAP advantages to buy groceries on-line and have them safely delivered to their properties will give weak populations further flexibility to place meals on the desk with out placing themselves at pointless threat,” Northam stated in a information launch Friday.
This system will launch with on-line procuring entry out there by means of the Amazon and Walmart. Extra retailers which are all for taking part in this system can discover extra info and apply by contacting USDA.
Virginia officers say the transactions will happen utilizing SNAP prospects’ safe Private Identification Numbers.
SNAP advantages can’t be used to pay for charges of any kind, comparable to supply, service, or comfort charges.
“I’m grateful that following our request, the USDA has authorised Virginia’s inclusion within the SNAP on-line buying pilot program,” stated Sen. Tim Kaine.
Northam stated the pilot, mandated by means of the 2014 Farm Invoice, was designed to check the comfort of permitting USDA-approved retailers to simply accept on-line transactions.
For extra details about SNAP advantages in Virginia and the net procuring availability go to the VDSS website.