Homelessness: it’s not all Sausage McMuffins with Adam Sandler.
7 Things No One Tells You About Being Homeless

#5. Government Benefits Aren’t as Much Help as You Think
But what about food stamps? Well, the problem with EBT — the food stamps card — is that, with little exception, you can only buy stuff that needs to be prepared at home, and if you’re homeless, that means it’s kind of like one of those cruelly ironic wishes granted by a genie. And unless you’re in California, Arizona, Florida, or Michigan, you can’t use food stamps to buy food at restaurants.

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Homelessness: it’s not all Sausage McMuffins with Adam Sandler.

7 Things No One Tells You About Being Homeless

#5. Government Benefits Aren’t as Much Help as You Think

But what about food stamps? Well, the problem with EBT — the food stamps card — is that, with little exception, you can only buy stuff that needs to be prepared at home, and if you’re homeless, that means it’s kind of like one of those cruelly ironic wishes granted by a genie. And unless you’re in California, Arizona, Florida, or Michigan, you can’t use food stamps to buy food at restaurants.

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