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More restaurants could start taking SNAP benefits
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With millions of Americans filing for unemployment and food banks struggling to keep up with COVID-19-induced demand, more restaurants may soon be able to allow supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) recipients to use their benefits to purchase meals.
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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., are proposing legislation to let Americans eligible for SNAP, which is formerly known as food stamps, to use their benefits to buy hot meals at restaurants, which are also struggling to stay open with lost revenue from shuttered dining rooms due to shelter in place orders.