People with disabilities – including those who use wheelchairs, are blind and are immunocompromised – from all over the country created a video campaign to urge governors and the USDA to ensure that people who use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can do so through online delivery.
People with underlying health conditions and disabilities are at a huge risk from COVID-19. It’s vital for them to stay safe. However, many people with disabilities depend on SNAP, also known as Food Stamps, to eat – and government red tape in more than half of the states is preventing them from being able to use their Food Stamps to order food online. Yet, a new poll shows that 81 percent of voters support online use of SNAP / Food Stamps so people do not have risk COVID-19 to eat.
SNAP delivery saves lives. Visit RespectAbility.org/SNAP to learn how you can make a difference in your state.
Tatiana Lee: As wheelchair users,
Bella Cosper: As a blind person,
Sneha Dave: And others with disabilities,
Tobias Forrest: It is critical during the pandemic that we practice social distancing.
Engracia Figueroa: One way to do this is to have groceries delivered.
Tatiana Lee: But for those of us who use SNAP,
Sneha Dave: The government program that replace food stamps,
Bella Cosper: We have to go to the grocery store in person.
Engracia Figueroa: Only a few states allow for SNAP to be used for online delivery.
Tobias Forrest: It’s time other states cut the red tape and allow SNAP users to order safely from home.
John Lawson: SNAP delivery saves lives. Visit respectability.org/SNAP to learn how you can make a difference in your state.
This video features the following self-advocates with disabilities:
• Tatiana Lee, Actress and RespectAbility Hollywood Inclusion Associate
• Bella Cosper, Actress and Writer
• Sneha Dave, Creator of the Crohn’s and Colitis Young Adults Network and RespectAbility Board Member
• Tobias Forrest, Actor and Producer
• Engracia Figueroa, CALIF Co-Chair
Directed by Jonathan Murray. Edited by John Lawson. Additional assistance by Nasreen Alkhateeb, Lauren Appelbaum and Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi.