Food stamps at fast food restaurants?
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:00:16 GMT —
Fast food restaurants are lobbying to accept food stamps and it TMs not coming as a surprise industry experts.
The federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reportedly handed out more than $64 billion-dollars in aid to qualifying families last year.
Much of it went to grocery stores, dollars stores, pharmacies and gas stations.
Now, fast food restaurants want in on the business opportunity.
California, Arizona, Michigan and Florida have taken advantage of a clause that allows restaurants to serve prepared food to SNAP recipients who are disabled, elderly or homeless.
Some health advocates are against expanding the program amid concerns that food stamp recipients won't get the proper nutrition they need.