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The New York Times City Room blog reports that two Costco locations—the one in Astoria, Queens and the other in Sunset Park, Brooklyn—will start accepting food stamps on a trial basis next month.

"If the experimental program shows there is sufficient demand by food stamp users, and if it does not harm efficiency, the company said, it will begin accepting food stamps at all of its New York City stores, including a new one that is planned for East Harlem."

Costco said it has no current plans to roll out the food stamp program beyond New York City. The two stores were selected because of the high numbers of food stamp recipients in the surrounding areas. Do you agree with Costco's new policy?

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