HomeNews FeedDoes Your State Allow Fast Food Purchases On Food Stamps?

Does Your State Allow Fast Food Purchases On Food Stamps?

Now, I’ve discussed food stamps on this site – and probably will continue to do so – because it is an interesting intersection of necessity and societal judgment. Considering the number of people who legitimately complain that their perception of the cost of “healthy food” is out of their financial reach, the fear of societal judgment prevents them from ever considering food stamps… and “enough food” – as defined by Satter’s hierarchy of food needs – becomes acceptable.

That being said… check out what’s happening in Kentucky:

The Louisville-based fast food giant Yum! Brands Inc. is lobbying the Beshear administration to make Kentucky one of only a handful of states that allow food stamps to be used at restaurants by certain groups of recipients.Under the federal food-stamp program, states may authorize that use by the elderly, disabled or homeless, who often have difficulty preparing meals. Only Michigan, Arizona and parts of California have done so.

Last month, Yum!, which owns the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell chains, registered for the first time to lobby the executive branch in Frankfort.

One of its top executives has helped raise money for Gov. Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign. And the company has presented the idea to officials of groups ranging from the Kentucky Restaurant Association and the Louisville Urban League, who have written letters of support to Beshear.

“We think it’s a win-win,” said Paul Carothers, the company’s vice president for government affairs. “It’s obviously of interest from a business standpoint, and it provides access to the elderly homeless and disabled who are often underserved.”

He said he didn’t know how much Yum! would likely make if Kentucky adopts the policy.

“We haven’t tried to compute that,” he said.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which administers the food-stamp program in Kentucky, declined to discuss any possible policy changes.

The cabinet released a one-sentence statement: “There have been some inquiries made regarding Kentucky; however, no decisions have been made at this point.”

The Courier-Journal filed a request under the Kentucky Open Records Act seeking copies of correspondence from groups urging the policy change, along with other cabinet records related to the issue.

The cabinet denied the request on grounds that any such records would be “preliminary” and thus exempt from release.

The possible policy change raised questions and concerns among state officials and health advocates.

Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, said he recognized the advantage of prepared meals for beneficiaries who are elderly, disabled or homeless.

“My concern is that so much of that food is the most unhealthy food in America … and it leads to obesity and all kinds of other health problems,” he said.Susan Zepeda, president of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, noted that any such policy change would come at a time when funding for programs like Meals on Wheels is being reduced.

But she said she is concerned about the nutritional value of many restaurant meals.

“Participating sites should be required to post at least the caloric value of foods available, with additional nutrient information — similar to what you would find on packed foods in grocery stores — readily available,” Zepeda said.

Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, had a different concern.

“I’m afraid in the long run the people we’re trying to serve are going to be short-changed on the amount of food they can get because it’s more expensive to buy prepared food,” he said.

[…]

The federal food-stamp program was established on a permanent basis in 1964, providing benefits to households with net incomes under the federal poverty level, which is now $22,056 for a family of four.The Cabinet for Health and Family Services said about 814,000 Kentuckians participate in the program. It was unable to say what percentage of beneficiaries are elderly, disabled or homeless.

[…]

[source]

So, I’m wondering – does your state allow fast food purchases on food stamps? What do you think?

By | 2014-10-02T16:02:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|News Feed|114 Comments

About the Author:

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and crtified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because lol why not.

114 Comments

  1. DaniBel April 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Reply

    Neither of my states (Louisiana, Tennessee) allows it. I find the whole proposal worrisome and conflicting. I understand that the target beneficiaries are the elderly and disabled, truly underserved sections of the population, and anything that benefits them is something I feel the need to support. However, fast food is not a benefit to them. Many of them are already afflicted with numerous medical conditions. A daily KFC Double Down is just going to magnify those problems. What’s even more disturbing is that it’s most likely easier to get to a KFC or any other fast food joint than it is to an actual grocery store. I also agree with Rep. Jim DeCesare. The food stamps will run out twice as fast on fast food than it will on staples in the market. For some reason I have the phrase “let them eat cake” running through my head.

    • Chad Goller-Sojourner May 29, 2011 at 11:33 PM - Reply

      “I thinking “I can’t believe that my tax money it going to pay for crappy food.” And I can’t believe my tax dollars are going to pay for bombs and missles. I can’t believe my tax dollars are going to educate your kids, I mean I don’t have children why should I pay for education? Anyone and everyone can make is arguement. Of course unless you’re childless and middle to upper class, chances are your tax dollars and some of mine are going to support the person making the arguement. So, why do I feel so strongly about the above statement. Because I appreciate the fact that the poster really hit it on the head. This isn’t really about poor people making poor choices it’s about them making them with “my money” Like it or not with all these value meals today you can eat at fast food cheaper than ever and often cheaper than home. Add to that they are already cutting benefits who am I or anyone to tell someone no you can’t get the double-cheese burger at McDonald’s for 99 cents, but hey you can buy a premade sandwhich at Safeway for 4.99? Or you can’t buy a dollar slice but you can go to Papa Murphy’s and by a 10 dollar pie, oh wait that’s right you don’t have an oven.

      • Justin August 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM - Reply

        I have kids and I FULLY agree with you. This is just another example of how our “elected” officials are the problem with this society. Spend my hard earned money on people that don’t want to earn their own. Let’s make it even more comfortable for the lazy and way worse on the working American. This WILL NOT only be for seniors. This will be for ANYONE that doesn’t want to work for themselves. Our beloved country is on the fast track to failure with this type of frivolous spending. Disgusting!!!!!! SCREW YOU KFC!!!!

        • Erika Nicole Kendall August 4, 2015 at 2:03 PM - Reply

          “Spend my hard earned money on people that don’t want to earn their own.”

          You sure about that? Last data I saw specifically stated the following: “Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of enrollees in America’s major public support programs are members of working families;4 the taxpayers bear a significant portion of the hidden costs of low-wage work in America.” [source]

          Seems to me like your problem isn’t with the people vying to feed themselves with the tax funds THEY, TOO, gave the government – your problem is with the corporations who refuse to pay their employees a livable wage and who, ultimately, require government assistance with profiting while employing people. The government isn’t subsidizing the public – they’re subsidizing these trash businesses.

          • Cece August 10, 2015 at 9:24 AM - Reply

            I have a bachelors degree, and I work full time, my pay isn’t enought to cover rent, light bill, gas bill, gas for car, phone, kids school clothes, laundry, so yea I get snap to provide my kids with food. Although I know a few people who live on the system, I would not put everyone in this category. So yes I do agree with you. Some of us are just underpaid and have to do what we need to, to provide for my kids.

            • Erika Nicole Kendall August 10, 2015 at 11:46 AM - Reply

              “Although I know a few people who live on the system,”

              You know what? I have to say, the idea of “living off the system” is grossly overblown. No one – and, I mean, no one – is ballin’ off of the pittance the government is giving people. I promise.

              In order to qualify for SNAP, your income has to be so obscenely, insanely low, that you are not, in fact, stunting. You’re not. It’s still poverty, it’s still difficult, and you’re likely still IN poverty because of the federal government’s malfeasance when it comes to protecting the public from poverty wages, predatory lending, and myriad other forms of how funds are extracted from the poor.

              When I take a long, hard, look at where the overwhelming majority of the US budget goes, it’s not “Welfare,” it’s not “SNAP,” and it’s not any other program meant to boost the buying power of the poor. It’s medicare, social security, and the military… and that’s almost – if not more than – 70%. The rest is LITERALLY everything else.

              So, to me, even mentioning someone “living on the system” is nonsense – we’re mad that people have found a way to live in a country that makes it harder for people to actually live. We should be looking – and punching – up and asking why our government won’t require employers to do their due diligence and pay people what they’re worth.

              There’s no reason why a person with a bachelors who works full time should need SNAP. But, if it’s hard for YOU, it makes absolute sense to me that it’d be harder for someone else, to the point where “living off the system” makes sense. All I have is empathy for everyone involved.

        • Amanda Sawning September 8, 2015 at 8:29 AM - Reply

          I am a someone who get food stamps ….I have work my behind off since I was 15 years old I have one child and I have a part time job now .I want to earn my own and more …I love how people act like everyone wants to just sit on their but and not get anything. I put into the system I am 36 now….and work hard and I am not a job jumper…for u to lump people all together is typical of the average uninformed American.Please get informed to prevent such ignorance.

        • Angie September 9, 2015 at 11:12 PM - Reply

          You are a very ignorant person I have 3 children and I work I don’t get enough hours to pay my rent and AOL my other bills and keep did in the house for all 3. If when I’m out my kids want a happy meal who are you to say no she shouldn’t get that cause its my hard earned money cause I also put into it as well. There are people out here holding up a sign they are hungry and homeless how do you think they can go to the store and get food that they can keep when they can go to a fast food place and get them something. I look at it like this if you use all your money on fast-food and your run out then you should have budget a little better. I really think you should be ashamed of yourself for acting like that over money your get back at the end of the year anyway

    • Steph April 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM - Reply

      Actually in louisiana churches does accept food stamps and so.does the seafood places

    • Sunkissed58 December 29, 2012 at 6:15 PM - Reply

      I totally agree with you, I too am on Food Stamps in Texas. I have had to learn to buy wisely. I have been getting FS for years now, I am also on SSI Disability. I can tell you that for sure anyone that can eat fast food and pay for it with FS will be out of FS within two weeks if not sooner. My concern also is about the people receiving FS that don’t need them. Here in Tx, I have seen numerous people driving BMW’s , Cadillac’s , etc. New one’s. I have heard how they kep having babies just so they can collect Welfare and FS. How do they ( Fast Food Rest. ) expect to know who these disabled , homeless, people are. I am disabled but you wouldn’t know it to look at me. How do you expect them to know. I think it is a bad, bad, bad idea.

      • Mike Wells December 30, 2012 at 11:24 AM - Reply

        This is what I was trying to say. All stores have a code they use to monitor your food purchases. It is tracked between the stores and the SNAP program. All they would have to do is limit the amount of your food stamps that you could spend per month (say 25%). The restaurants would have a separate code from the stores and once you reach your limit, you would no longer be able to purchase fast food. There are times when people are out doing things such as shopping or looking for work and when hunger hits, they could go to a restaurant and buy something to eat. That’s my opinion.

    • bobby August 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM - Reply

      Am homeless living in shelter. No pans, no fridge, no cooler to store food. What good are my food stamps if I have to trek to the market for every single meal and can’t cook anything? What would you suggest I do?? Eat cake indeed. It’s nice to speak in platitudes when you have a door, a lock, a key, a stove and a fridge. The idea of food stamps is to help people down on their luck not starve to death, not engage in some healthy eating regimen.

      • Homeless in D.C. September 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM - Reply

        PREACH!
        I am homeless and went to Soc. Svcs for medical help and they told me to apply for EBT/Food stamps. I am SOOOOOO tired of everyone thinking they know everything about everything. I have no refrigerator, no stove access (not even microwave!), etc. so I’m blocked from getting “prepared” foods in grocery stores and can’t use it at ANY restaurant, even fast food. Who are all these people suddenly so concerned about total strangers eating healthy? Give me a break. And every time I hear that tired line “my tax dollars pay for this/that…” If you’re ever “fortunate” enough to end up in such a predicament as this or close enough, you certainly won’t be so darn judgmental. You have no idea how hard it can be to go to the store every single day and try to make something out of so little. NO IDEA.
        Food is food; let it be accessible. If someone wants to eat fast food 7 days/week, so be it. They’re adults. They can do to their body as they please in any other way, why not with food paid for by “tax dollars”?
        Again, talk to me when you’re in/coming out of this situation.

      • Becca May 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM - Reply

        You are homeless and can’t feed yourself yet you are able to get online? How does that work?

        • Mike May 20, 2014 at 5:21 PM - Reply

          I do believe it’s called a library.

        • Erika Nicole Kendall May 20, 2014 at 7:48 PM - Reply

          Sometimes, the homeless use the computers in libraries in order to access the Internet to – get this – apply for jobs! Or, to check out healthy living websites that promote health and wellness on a budget so that they can at least not drastically damage their health while being without reliable shelter.

          Also, it’s worth noting that many people who have income – just not enough to secure their own permanent housing – may keep smart phones so that when their future boss asks for a number to call, they can GIVE them one and actually answer it when the time comes.

          • Becca May 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM - Reply

            Well, I’m glad that the library is open to you then as I can see you are searching for jobs while on here. I guess I didn’t think about that option. Forgive my oversight.

            As for having a smart phone to receive a phone call. I don’t have a smart phone, but my cell phone still receives calls and I didn’t pay hundreds of dollars for it. I guess that is what throws me off. If you can’t afford to find a place to live, how do you get a phone service that allows you to sign a contract? Or have the money to pay for the actual price of the phone if it isn’t under a contract. I have done the homework and smart phones are not cheap.

            I’m genuinely curious.

            • Erika Nicole Kendall May 28, 2014 at 10:20 PM - Reply

              I’m not sure what your first paragraph is hinting at, since I’m quite gainfully employed. It’s not “me” who is searching for anything.

              Smart phones are offered up for free now. It might not be the latest model, but a good smart phone gets offered up for free now with renewal of a contract. (Sometimes, homeless people aren’t perpetually homeless – sometimes they had a good run, lost it all, and have a hard time getting back on their feet. It happens.)

          • Krystal October 13, 2015 at 2:20 PM - Reply

            People can be so ignorant. How can you judge something you know nothing about? People who have literally no one. No ones house they can go to. Yes they can get a freaking library card. It is their right as American citizens. When was the last time someone’s rights were infringed because they didn’t have an address? Oh yeah, to get a job. But even that is sad! Have you ever had no one and been sick and need medication and have no one to help you. Even when you don’t know you need it. Some people act as if these homeless people aren’t American citizens and aren’t even human. Do they deserve no food? No! Everyone deserves to eat. And no one should be told what they are allowed to spend it on. That’s just like having a parent. It’s bad enough it’s food stamps any way. Not like you can get bandaids, hair care, soap, or anything like that with it. Their already limited to what they can buy, now you make it worse? We need more food banks in each city and under gods right no man should have to pay for, but work for. And those who cannot work will do their part as much as they can. People wonder why people commit suicide. Look at the world around you. Open your eyes. And people think they can tell people how to live or how to spend? Irrational.

          • Stephen May 19, 2016 at 12:53 PM - Reply

            What side are u on? U talk crap oit tax dollar spent wromg than u defeng homeless than u go back about wrond spending.. you’re just wanting to stir the pot

            • Erika Nicole Kendall May 19, 2016 at 3:55 PM - Reply

              I defend the homeless because, clearly, people would rather crap on them than actually listen to them and empathize with them.

              I “talk crap oit tax dollar spent wromg,” whatever the hell that means, because I DO believe our tax dollars are spent wrong. If the goal is to lift every American and ensure that it truly is the land of opportunity we brag about, we’re doing it wrong.

              You want me to “pick a side.” I’m saying that both “sides” have it all wrong, and I’m quite fine standing alone in that. For crying out loud, you’re mad that I’m defending people who are homeless. I for damn sure wouldn’t stand wherever the hell you are.

              If standing alone on an issue is “stirring the pot,” then so be it.

        • Gratiana Scott June 16, 2014 at 10:56 PM - Reply

          Do any of you judgemental people realize that many FS recipients do or for many,many years have paid taxes also? That’s merely an excuse to judge strangers,many of which have endured things you wouldn’t be strong enough to handle!! Get a life and let’em eat what makes them happy!! Meanwhile,enjoy your many blessing from God that they DON’T have to enjoy!! Peace

          • Justin August 4, 2015 at 11:59 AM - Reply

            True. But how many times have we been at the grocery store and seen people with FS run all their food through the register, and then proceed to pull a huge roll of cash from their pocket to pay for the smokes and alcohol. This system is abused so extensively that you’d hafta be blind to not notice it. Disability has become a place to hide. The abusers are the ones that need reality check. Ruining a program for those who do actually need it. I was on FS for a while and guess what. I worked my tail end off to ensure that the assistance was just that. Assistance. Not a free ride. Generation after generation of abusers are quickly becoming the majority of FS recipients. Letting them spend OUR HARD EARNED MONEY at fast food joints is just disgusting.

            • Erika Nicole Kendall August 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM - Reply

              “and then proceed to pull a huge roll of cash from their pocket to pay for the smokes and alcohol.”

              People who don’t have access to banks – namely, people in poorer communities – have to cash their paychecks at check cashing places. Which means, ultimately, that they will be rolling around with “a huge roll of cash” on pay day.

              “I worked my tail end off to ensure that the assistance was just that. Assistance.”

              So do most people.

              Of the one-in-five Americans who participated in a program like Medicaid or food stamps from 2009 through 2012, the Census Bureau reported this week, 56 percent stopped participating within 36 months, while 43 percent lingered between three and four years. Nearly one-third quit receiving benefits within one year. [source]

              And, even if they don’t? Guess what – there’s a limit to how long you can claim eligibility. So…there’s that.

              And, as previously noted, that’s mostly THEIR hard-earned money, too.

          • Angie September 9, 2015 at 11:19 PM - Reply

            Amen

      • Tamara martin December 28, 2014 at 9:52 PM - Reply

        AMEN!! I am not homeless but I did live in shelters as a child. Unless you’ve been there,don’t judge!! Its great for homeless ppl. Ppl should stop talking b.s. bout paying taxes blah blah blah, @ least u got the welfare to pay for those taxes. Allot of families don’t. So remember that while you’re shoving your face full of faster food preaching to the choir. At least you got a home.

      • nicke April 26, 2015 at 12:57 PM - Reply

        How about get a job?

        • Erika Nicole Kendall April 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM - Reply

          Who says he doesn’t have one?

          You guys are always so smart… until you open your mouths and stupid flies out.

        • Lexington NC May 8, 2015 at 9:09 PM - Reply

          How about you can have a job and still receive fs because I have a job and receive fs….

  2. Trina April 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    I live in Kentucky and after reading this..*sigh* . What continues to baffle me is that this is the same ‘policy’ that says that if you go to the grocery store you cannot purchase hot food, i.e. rotisserie chicken, which you could do a million things with….Isn’t this hot food too? *scratches head*

    • DaniBel April 8, 2011 at 2:44 PM - Reply

      It makes no sense. I’d feel better about changing the policy to allow hot food from the grocery store than I would fast food. The grocery stores, if people can get to them, provide what appears to be healthier and more diverse options in prepared foods. A rotisserie chicken and containers of salads and veggies would be way better nourishment than anything the YUM! corporation slings out. And the elderly would probably appreciate having that option available to them more than being able to whip out the EBT in Pizza Hut.

    • Keith January 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM - Reply

      Hell I can buy gas, cigarettes, deli sandwiches, already with stamps on Ky. I can also buy a $1 stamp value for 50 cent. Hell I can buy Zanax and Loricet with stamps. In KY food stamps are just like cash in some places.

      • Bri January 9, 2013 at 12:12 AM - Reply

        What you’re talking about is obviously illegal. The debate is about rules on how food stamps can legally be used, so this seems like apples and oranges to me.

  3. T.R. April 8, 2011 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    Erika, I live in California(LA to be exact) and more and more I’ve seen fast food joints put up the sign that they accept the EBT cards, which are the new “food stamps”. It just sickens me. Especially here in California where sooooooooooo many people are into clean and healthy eating. It drives me crazy to see the divergent paradigms working together.

    • Fearce Diva April 11, 2011 at 8:52 AM - Reply

      Well EBT is not the same as food stamps. Food Stamps are on the EBT card but the EBT card also carries CASH benefits. Therefore, a lot of the time when you see a place say they take EBT it’s because they accept EBT Cash not the food stamps.

    • Molly July 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM - Reply

      I also live in California. Even if the restaurant says they take EBT, it’s not for their hot food. It’s for the cold food, like the containers of whatever in the side fridge. I think you can use food stamps at Subway, but only if the sandwixh isn’t toasted. I’m not sure about that. I do know you can get Papa Murphey pizza custom prepared for you and pay with food stamps. The dough is raw, though, so you can’t eat at the restaurant.

      • E Marshall July 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM - Reply

        That use to be the case I noticed in the last two weeks that fast food chains burger king, jack in the box wienerschnitzel, McDonald’s, and a few others in my area are asking people if they would like to use food benefits or cash benefits at the register. Of course the three experiences I have had with it all of the people have chosen food benefits. I live in a rural community though where it seems no rules are followed. I recently saw a liquor store owner allow a lady to buy vodka with food benefits. That was more disturbing than this. I think that this will end up hurting the children in the long run. If you only order from the six items on the dollar menu it may be cheaper than the grocery store, but if you order anything the price skyrockets. Luckily for the kids in my area we voted to provide them with free lunch, breakfast, and snack at school.

  4. Snuff April 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM - Reply

    I think it’s a good idea in principle, but not if the funds will go toward specific corporate chains. If they’re really concerned about the homeless and those who can’t cook, why not allow prepared items to be purchased from grocery stores? While it’s not the same as a home-cooked meal, there are usually some better and fresher options there. Hot case mashed potatoes and salmon>a large meat lover’s w/ stuffed crust.

  5. Daphne April 8, 2011 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    I live in Florida, and from what I briefly researched, you can’t use food stamps for fast food.

    I think there is some obfuscation going on with this “food stamps for prepared meals” concept. To Trina’s point, if you can’t purchase hot food, like in a grocery store (and to be fair, may not be any more healthier than fast food – hello, Publix fried chicken), then how would it make sense to make them available at a KFC? Yum! Brands is looking for another way to make a profit, since groups such as the elderly, homeless, or disabled are even less likely to be discerning about the quality of the meal. I wonder if they are counting on people enjoyed the convenience of a prepared meal.

    I get it – it IS convenient not to have to cook, especially when a kitchen isn’t ready available or if one may have trouble physically moving around it. I’m not against eating out at all, but if it’s crap, I don’t see the benefit.

    It would be kind of cool if restaurateurs in an area would collaborate and put together quality meals from unused, edible food, and perhaps offer those meals to those with food stamps (if it were qualified, that is). I can only imagine how much food is thrown out from restaurants collectively on a daily basis.

  6. Denise April 8, 2011 at 3:35 PM - Reply

    Sorry guys, but the “fast food for food stamps” ordeal has already started. Approval might depend on local government vs. state?

    For example, Church’s Chicken has many locations that take EBT cards. To my knowledge, this has been going on for at least five years. I first noticed it during my junior year of college (I attended Univ. of TN-Chattanooga). I was driving by Church’s when I saw their store sign: “We now take EBT!” I thinking “I can’t believe that my tax money it going to pay for crappy food”. I mean really–how did that get approved. Who bought who off?!

    It’s concerning because most (if not all) Church’s Chicken restaurants are located in low-income neighborhoods. These are the same neighborhoods that have tons of other “fast food” establishments and usually don’t have access to more healthy food options (quality grocery stores, etc.). Talk about making the obesity problem worse! If more fast food purchases are “subsidized” by food stamps, obesity will only be the start of many problems.

    • Denise April 8, 2011 at 3:43 PM - Reply

      Oops! I was typing a little too fast!

      I meant to say this: “I’m thinking “I can’t believe that my tax money is going to pay for crappy food”.

    • tiffany October 12, 2011 at 2:35 PM - Reply

      i knw ppl that sell their foodstamps in exchange for money.and i also knw sum that go into wlmart and buy nothing bt “junk food”.you will be surprised if what your tax money is payin for.This is America, people knw ways around everything.

    • kim August 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM - Reply

      Church chicken taken EBT thats not the foodstamp part thats the cash part. I get $200 cash month on my EBT card but its where they garnish my husbands ex wife check for child support people down me thinking I’m on welfare but only thing I receive is my husband ex wife pays $200 month childsupport for 2 kids the goverment garnishes her check so they get money first and bc I dont have a checking account they sent me a EBT card to add my money

  7. Leslie April 9, 2011 at 6:44 PM - Reply

    I have seen a rise in fast food restaurants that accept EBT cards. Many of them include hot wing/chines food restaurants and independently owned Church’s Chicken. My concern is that most of this food is very unhealthy.

  8. Kitty April 10, 2011 at 12:20 AM - Reply

    Nope. CT doesn’t allow it. Thankfully.

    And I don’t think it would be a good idea either. :[

  9. Dre_Divah May 9, 2011 at 7:36 PM - Reply

    I would not be surprised if this is happening in Texas..smh..

  10. Mariah Clay May 11, 2011 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    I work at Wegmans, and I remember this one guy bought wokery food with his food stamps.

Leave A Comment