Potential drug tests for food stamps

PEOPLE, SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES COULD SOON CHANGE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING A PLAN THAT WOULD ALLOW STATES TO DRUG TEST SOME FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS

>> IT IS REALLY SAD TO HEAR THERE IS ANOTHER PUSH, BECAUSE IT DOES FURTHER STIGMATIZE THESE FOLKS REPORTER: DAVE KREPCHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK IN ORLANDO HE TELLS ME MOST PEOPLE HE KNOWS DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF SNAP, OR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND HE SAYS, HALF OF THE RECIPIENTS ARE CHILDREN >> THERE ARE FAMILIES BEHIND THOSE RECIPIENTS, AND WHEN YOU START LIMITING THAT, IT IMPACTS KIDS

REPORTER: FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THE DRUG TESTING WOULD ONLY TARGET ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE WITH NO DEPENDANTS CRITICS SAY, THAT’S STILL A PROBLEM >> THERE IS TYPICALLY A TRANSPORTATION ISSUE, YOU NOW? WHERE YOU GO FOR THE DRUG TESTING? HOW LONG DOES THAT TAKE? REPORTER FLORIDA TRY TO IMPLEMENT IN DRUG TESTING IN 2014 BUT A JUDGE RULED IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL EVEN THOUGH TRUMP’S PLANS AS IT WOULD IMPACT ONLY 5% OF SNAP PARTICIPANTS, KREPCHO SAYS, IT SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE IF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS COULD SPEND TIME WITH SOME OF THESE PEOPLE, THEY WOULD GET A MUCH DIFFEREN