Fast food restaurants now lobbying to accept food stamps

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.

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