I guess, but all of this is undone by the first reports (and there will be thousands) of poor people buying nothing but junk food and soda at the grocery store which is easily observable, and turns everyone against the poor, whom they already hate.
I live in NYC, and I see people with SNAP cards buying junk food and food that you can just open and eat all the time. The excuses “poor people don’t own a can opener”, but booze, cigarettes and lottery tickets are somehow obtainable, seems like nonsense.
The government can tell people what they can spend the money on, and trying to sell the notion that poor people are too ill-equipped to shop and prepare meals feels patriarchal, condescending and like white people making themselves feel good. I don’t buy it. The fact is lots of poor people live on crap convenience food which makes their health even worse than it is and we can’t expect people to want to subsidize that.
Remember how all that “Food Desert” thing turned out to be a fantasy? Programs attempting to bring fresh nutritious produce to inner city locations ended up a bust. People refuse to buy, eat or prepare them and really just want junk food. That’s reality.