Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Food stamps for people without kitchens

San Diego's county supervisors have just decided that "seniors, disabled and homeless people" should be allowed to buy restaurant meals with CalFresh benefits ("CalFresh" is what the kids in California these days are calling Food Stamps).

I think this only works for certain recipients of stamps, and only participating restaurants -- or that's what the LA program requires -- but, still, better than expecting a person without a kitchen to either cook from scratch or buy cold stuff in cans. I'm told it is possible to get used to cold canned string beans for dinner, but as a matter of public policy, people shouldn't have to.

East Bay Community Law Center is trying for the same in Alameda County (Oakland and East Bay suburbs).

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