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President Trump wants to cut back on food stamps and have food delivered instead

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President Donald Trump (Source: John Wise) President Donald Trump (Source: John Wise)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

President Donald Trump wants to replace part of the federal food stamp program with boxes of food delivered to your front door.

The change would put the government in charge of recipient's meals.

It's called the Food Box Program and it originated at the USDA.   

"Participants would actually receive the food instead of cash," said White House budget director Mick Mulvaney.

Administration officials say the program would lower the government's costs because they can buy food at wholesale prices. They also say recipients would benefit because the government would make sure that people are getting nutritious food.  

Currently more than 16 million low-income households will be affected by this change.

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