U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced approval of a request from Colorado to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow Colorado to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. Colorado’s SNAP participation is nearly 415,000 individuals, more than 200,000 households, and totals nearly $640 million annually in federal benefits. The program will go live in Colorado in the coming weeks. Learn more here.