SNAP benefits could go online


ILLINOIS — People on food stamps could soon be able to buy groceries online.

Starting next summer, a two-year federal pilot program hopes to increase food access for people.

Those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be eligible.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says this is aimed at benefiting the disabled, the elderly and others who have a hard time getting access to healthy food.

There are about 2 million people, in Illinois, receiving SNAP benefits.

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