CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - For years people have used food stamps, or EBT cards in grocery stores, but now restaurants across the country are trying to get a piece of the pie. Restaurants in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan are already accepting EBT cards for food but South Carolina has yet to follow suit.
Is it a good idea to allow those receiving aid to be able to use it on restaurants?
Here in Charleston, 23,000 households are in the SNAP program. This month alone, 48,000 people are collecting $6 million in aid money and restaurants want to cash in.