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Pilot program allows NJ food stamp recipients to shop online

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Updated: JANUARY 17, 2017 — 3:48 AM EST

by The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey was among seven states selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for participation in an online purchasing pilot program for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Under the two-year pilot, residents of the Garden State who use food stamps will be able to purchase eligible grocery items online from Amazon and ShopRite beginning this summer.

SNAP online ordering will follow the same rules as in-store purchasing. Participants in the program will be able to use their food stamps to purchase bread, fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products and other produce.

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“able-bodied adults” between the ages of 18 and 49 without dependents no longer qualify for food assistance in New Jersey

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Christie administration ends waiver for food stamp work requirement

About 11,000 New Jerseyans may have their food assistance discontinued after Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said Thursday that the state is no longer offering a certain waiver in the program. Brent Johnson and Samantha Marcus, NJ.com Read more