Public Comment on WIC: Online Ordering and Transactions and Food Delivery Revisions to Meet the Needs of a Modern, Data-Driven Program
23 May 2023
This public comment letter addresses the proposed rule for modernizing the ways families can access food through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The proposed rule would allow online ordering and internet-based transactions and would support future innovations, such as allowing families to house WIC benefits in their mobile wallets. The public comment letter draws on insights from prior Urban research related to applying principles of equity and inclusion and the implementation of potential future technologies for SNAP.