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Some fast food places want to start taking food stamps.  I was just wondering how people felt about this.

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      Sandils1962 wrote Sep 7, 2011
    • Me, personally, I don’t think it should be allowed. I have to work hard for my money and I can’t afford to go out to fast food places.  Besides, it costs more for fast food places than buying at the store and making it at home.  Most people on food stamps don’t work so they have the time to make the food at home.




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      Lazylola wrote Sep 7, 2011
    • Ditto what you said.




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 7, 2011
    • Not for it at all.  Fast food is not good for you.....and I personally think that recipients should try to get the most food for the money.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 7, 2011
    • I don’t think it’s a good idea either. They have so many other factors going against their health they don’t need fast food to add to it. However I do think it is harder for them to get good fresh food with the amount they get in food stamps. I know it’s expensive when I really focus on eating healthy.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 7, 2011
    • I think it would only contribute to the growing obesity problem in our nation with young people. I’d rather see community education programs to show families how to eat healthy on a limited budget and even provide recipes in a newsletter that they get when they receive their monthly stipend. I know these families are in need but it’s important to give them tools to take charge of their lives and keep the government assistance to a minimum and give them something to build on for their future.




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 8, 2011
    • I don’t think it’s a good idea, but you have to remember a lot of poor people don’t live near a supermarket.  

      Our local convenience store has milk and juice, as well as a variety of ready to eat fast food. (some fairly healthy things like hard boiled eggs, fruit, and sandwiches) I’d rather see someone who can’t travel the 35 miles to the supermarket get something to eat there than starve.

      I also watched an interesting documentary on urban Detroit last week.  They talked about how except for some fast food places, some of these people have no access to any food because the supermarkets are all out in the suburbs.

      I believe the term being used now is food deserts.  If we can fix those, then we wouldn’t have to have fast food places taking food stamps.




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      Connie Wray wrote Sep 8, 2011
    • The use of food stamps in restaraunts is supposed to be designed around the homeless. I don’t know if that’s all over the U.S. But I know Pa. has it. It can’t be used as cash therefore drunks can’t get booze. Also, I WAS employed and on FS. At $8 an Hr, and $600 rent plus utilities, I was not able to spend much on food.So, it may be true, I don’t know for sure, that MOST people on FS don’t work,but I feel those are the elderly and disabled(as I now am!)Ladies... PLEASE don’t stereo type people!! Walk a mile in others shoes.Ok? I’ve heard of a program where you can use FS at farmers markets and they will double the worth of your FS. So my $81 is worth $162. Tn. doesn’t have it here yet.I also feel that’s the same as 1/2 off the amount spent. I went partly vegetarian due to the cost of food. Dried beans are so cheap and a bag lasts all month. Anyone know a good bean receipe? I’m always looking! I hope this makes people less judgmental and gives ya’ll “food for thought” LOL, Connie




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      Connie Wray wrote Sep 8, 2011
    • I worked at a grocery before my accident. One of the cashiers complained about the amount of junk food people bought with stamps. I agree that it’s not healthy but I also agree that it’s their choice! It’s like budgeting, when the $ is gone, you do without! If the gov policed where the free money went, they’d save tons! For instance, DON‘T spend the cash side of EBT on tobacco,dog food etc.




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      Kyah wrote Sep 8, 2011
    • I have no problem with food stamps being used in fast food restaurants; I believe they have been able to use them in restaurants in New York City for a while now. Some people have no kitchens where they live so they can’t cook, so they can at least get hot meals. I’m not a fan of fast food, but to be able to have a choice is what’s important. All restaurants should allow food stamps.

      I recall years ago a creative couple bought caviar with their food stamps, then re-sold the jars for 3 times what they paid for it. I must admit, they did buy “food” with their stamps, then made regular money with it in order to pay their bills. Gotta do what you gotta do.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 9, 2011
    • As a kid, our small family (mom, sister, me) received food stamps.  My mom chose to use that money to buy food at a farmer’s market (food co-ops back then), so my sister and I could eat well and therefore set the stage as adults with healthy eating patterns.  

      I feel it depends on the taste of each person.  If some people choose to eat unhealthy and waste their money at McDonalds, then so be it.  If others choose to go a healthy route, then options for better health is out there..it takes research and creativity like anything in this world.happy




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      Butterflyrose wrote Sep 9, 2011
    • It is a choice as to what kind of food you want to put in your body.  I’m glad that food choices are not regulated by anyone. Going to a fast food restaurant may be a “luxury” for some people and everyone deserves an opportunity to enjoy life.

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose




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