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Old 05-13-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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If we want SNAP beneficiaries to eat healthy, we have to make healthy food available, simple as that.
Food deserts are a real problem in urban areas, and in rural areas. I travel through a small town, and there’s no grocery stores with a good selection of fruits and vegetables but plenty of convenience stores, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, McDonalds.

This country is drowning in junk food. This is America, we grow plenty of food. Make healthy food available.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Anything taxed isn't allowed. That includes hot deli foods (which I was surprised about when I found out about that). I thought it would be nice for those on food stamps to be able to get a hot prepared meal at the deli section. But when I was in line, someone in front of me didn't know that apparently and tried to by a hot meal with food stamps. Couldn't do it. I asked my friend working there why not. They explained to me it's the tax reason. That should be the one exception I think.
I'm not sure if all states offer it, but some Counties in California offer an "EBT restaurant meal program" for eligible homeless, disabled, and/or elderly (ages 60 and above) SNAP recipients to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase hot, prepared food from participating restaurants.
EBT Restaurant Meals Program
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:34 PM
 
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If we want SNAP beneficiaries to eat healthy, we have to make healthy food available, simple as that.
Food deserts are a real problem in urban areas, and in rural areas. I travel through a small town, and thereís no grocery stores with a good selection of fruits and vegetables but plenty of convenience stores, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, McDonalds.

This country is drowning in junk food. This is America, we grow plenty of food. Make healthy food available.
healthy food is available to everyone and it isnt more expensive. Welfare people are typically lazy so they want the easiest food.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm not sure if all states offer it, but some Counties in California offer an "EBT restaurant meal program" for eligible homeless, disabled, and/or elderly (ages 60 and above) SNAP recipients to use their CalFresh benefits to purchase hot, prepared food from participating restaurants.
EBT Restaurant Meals Program
The smart thing to do is not enable the poor to spend more by eating out.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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Well good on Texas. Have you ever looked at the purchases of those on food stamps? Microwave meals, junk food, soda. At least WIC makes them buy healthy foods like cereal milk and eggs.
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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If we want SNAP beneficiaries to eat healthy, we have to make healthy food available, simple as that.
Food deserts are a real problem in urban areas, and in rural areas. I travel through a small town, and thereís no grocery stores with a good selection of fruits and vegetables but plenty of convenience stores, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, McDonalds.

This country is drowning in junk food. This is America, we grow plenty of food. Make healthy food available.
I support your opening of a health food store in the ghetto
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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I support your opening of a health food store in the ghetto
That’s the whole problem. Forget a health food store, just getting a major grocer in a low income neighborhood is really hard. What do people do? Run to the convenience store, or the Taco Bell, ect.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Thatís the whole problem. Forget a health food store, just getting a major grocer in a low income neighborhood is really hard. What do people do? Run to the convenience store, or the Taco Bell, ect.
Ill bet you if the convenient store gets enough requests for broccoli it will keep it on hand
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Thatís the whole problem. Forget a health food store, just getting a major grocer in a low income neighborhood is really hard. What do people do? Run to the convenience store, or the Taco Bell, ect.
Perhaps if theft and/or the problem of finding capable workers in such neighborhoods weren't such a problem, more stores with healthy food would open there.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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Perhaps if theft and/or the problem of finding capable workers in such neighborhoods weren't such a problem, more stores with healthy food would open there.
Workin is for suckers. Especially when the state will pay your way
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