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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Ilhan Omar (DFL-MN)

May 1, 2020

Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s approval of Minnesota to the SNAP online purchasing pilot program. This approval will allow SNAP recipients in Minnesota the ability to use EBT cards for online grocery orders. 

Rep. Omar recently introduced the SNAP Online Purchasing Flexibility Act, a bill to allow all states that meet the necessary requirements to participate in the online purchasing program. The bill would allow more than 45 million Americans who rely on SNAP to have the ability to choose how to put food on the table. 

“I am thrilled SNAP recipients in Minnesota will be able to order food online,” said Rep. Omar. “This is much-needed relief for the thousands of Minnesotan families who turn to SNAP to put food on the table. Although this is a huge victory for our state, many families across the country are still not afforded this right to stay safe and order groceries online. All families should have the same opportunity to safely access nutritious food.”