Fast food restaurants are now lobbying to accept food stamps.
The government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reportedly handed out more than $64 billion in aid to qualifying families last year.
Much of it went to grocery stores, dollars stores, pharmacies and gas stations.
Now, fast food restaurants want in on the business opportunity.
Only four states have taken advantage of a clause that allows restaurants to serve prepared food to SNAP recipients who are disabled, elderly or homeless.
Some health advocates are against expanding the program amid concerns that food stamp recipients won't get the proper nutrition they need.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click here to see the latest mugshots in Palm Beach County
Click here to see the latest mugshots in St. Lucie County.
Celebrities who died too young include Whitney, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Tupac, and Phil Hartman.
Latest News Stories
A Florida man suspected of faking his own death has been arrested in Wyoming.