A ‘Harvest Box’ for Low-Income Americans? Not Anytime Soon, Officials Say

The proposal unveiled in President Trump’s budget would overhaul the country’s core food assistance program — commonly known as SNAP. The reaction was immediate, and largely negative.

WASHINGTON — The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers about 46 million low-income Americans both sustenance and economic choice by providing an allowance to buy the fruit, meat, fresh vegetables, soda, ice cream and kind of bread they want to eat.But on Monday, the Trump administration sprung a surprise: Under a proposal in the president’s budget many participants in the program wou...