Fast food restaurants have recently expressed their desire to have a part in the federal food stamps program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in May 1939 because low-income people needed a way to buy food.
Food stamps are paid for by the federal funds, but states and even local governments have the last say in how they are used.
Until recently, food stamps were used only for groceries at food stores, at gas stations, dollar stores and pharmacies.
Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan have seized state governing options by the reins and are allowing citizens to use food stamps at fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut and KFC.Read More