Puerto Rico Governor requests SNAP inclusion

Puerto Rico Governor requests SNAP inclusion

Puerto Rico is continuing its call to be included in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The US territory is currently eligible for NAP block grants, but Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi says more needs to be done. “It is about time we get the nutrition assistance we deserve as fellow American citizens,” the Governor said.

US Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says he supports Puerto Rico’s request, but… “It’s not up to (USDA) to make that decision.

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