Food Stamp Restaurants
September 8, 2011 by USA Post
Those who use it have different opinions if restaurants like KFC and Taco Bell should be on the menu.
“No, because it is fast food, the fat is not healthy and nutritional point of care for nutrition, to help your family to be healthy,” said a woman outside the office of the Department of Economic Security in the center Tucson Wednesday.
“I understand that, but I still think it should be allowed just because I have cancer and epilepsy and so sometimes I really need, you know, some members of my family will be there to cook and knows that only is that from time to time, will not be all the time, “said Maria Gastelum as he approached the office.
In fact, Yum! The company responsible for chains like KFC and Taco Bell wants to accept food stamps for people with disabilities, the elderly and homeless, according to U.S. Today.
Arizona already allows a group of recipients to use food stamps at some restaurants like Domino’s and Golden Corral in specific directions. Only a few states have this exception.
“It’s healthy. It is healthier to have a meal, any meal, instead of skipping a meal, and nobody can deny. And that is what is happening to people on low incomes in food stamps cannot prepare their own food, “said Jessica Bartholow, an attorney with the Midwest Law and Poverty in a phone call from Sacramento, California. California also has an exception for the disabled, elderly and homeless.
“You do not want to take away the ability of someone who may be homeless or are unable to prepare food the opportunity to eat hot meals. But I think it’s more the exception than the rule,” said Don Gates, Director Program Communities Putting Prevention at the Health Department Pima County.
Even those who believe they must use food stamps in restaurants, in general, saw the receivers might need a hand.
“Perhaps there may be restrictions on who can get fast food or who can not,” said the woman who did not agree with allowing restaurants SNAP recipients in general.
“Sometimes people can not cook at once, as sometimes I can not because I get sick and be a help, you know, just to go get some food that is already done,” Gastelum said.
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