Monday, February 21, 2011

CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM FOR EBT HOLDERS (FOOD STAMPS) NOW CALLED SNAP

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UPDATES BELOW - THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS - GOOGLE BLOGGER HAS CHANGED THE LOCATION OF LINKS ON A POST.  THE LINKS HAVE BEEN UPDATED MARCH 2013.


LINK HERE TO CALIFORNIA EBT CLIENT WEBSITE (Check your status, purchases, etc.)  THIS LINK INCLUDES  A LIST OF EBT FARMERS MARKETS.

If you are HOMELESS, DISABLED, or ELDERLY, and already qualifying for EBT (FOOD STAMPS) you may also be eligible to have some of your meals on the FOOD portion of your card so it will not take from your CASH BENEFIT.

LINK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES - RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM




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We like to go to Jack in a Box and Subway, some Domino Pizza, and El Pollo Loco..

Here is the EL POLLO LOCO RESTAURANTS site link. (Provided due to food quality. We could only afford one meal a day at their prices especially since their prices have gone up.)

NOT ALL RESTAURANTS IN A CHAIN TAKE EBT and some do but their machines are broken so we get there and they tell us they can't take our order after all.

Those restaurants who wish to serve us - those who own small independent restaurants - can sign up with the state and post a big EBT sign in the window. IF YOUR FOOD IS GOOD and YOUR PRICES are reasonable we will come!  Same thing with FARMERS MARKETS!


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UPDATE TO ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR POSTS OCTOBER 2011: EBT IS NOW CALLED SNAP. We're seeing more mostly fast food restaurants taking SNAP including some Kentucky Fried and some Weinerschnitzel. WE ARE CONCERNED BECAUSE OUR FOOD ALLOWANCE IS ABOUT $5 a day and some of the full meals are MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THAT meaning this could be our ONE MEAL for the day. WE ARE ALSO CONCERNED BECAUSE OF THE HIGH SALT AND FAT CONTENT OF MOST FAST FOODS. Calorie counts are available in some cases.

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LINK HERE for a list of LA County Restaurants taking EBT for hot meals
LAD SOCIAL SERVICES - RESTAURANTS TAKING EBT

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*** INDEPENDENTS TAKING EBT FOOD*** Please contact us to tell us if you find any more!  It takes a while for a new restaurant to show up on the official list!
TASTE OF SOUL (818) 361-5023
2035 Glenoaks Boulevard, San Fernando, CA 91340-1624
(We saved up and celebrated a birthday there. In shopping center.)


BOARS HEAD METROFRESH 213-739-8798
Sandwiches not cheap but beats Subway. Also boiled eggs, hot dogs, Mexican ready-made, microwave for in store purchases Is in the shopping plaza at the WILSHIRE AND VERMONT SUBWAY ENTRANCE, Wilshire area. Owner has great attitude about taking EBT Food.

STOLICHNAYA RUSSIAN BAKERY
323-71367875
West Santa Monica Blvd (at Fairfax near Whole Foods)
West Hollywood, CA 90046

We're not telling you to use the EBT for sugary treats here though the poppyseed roll is excellent. We're telling you that they have freshly made beef, scrambled egg, kraut, and potato cheese filled piroshki (bread pockets) that are about $1.25 to $2. each.

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Please contact us through Comments if you know of any independents who take SNAP. We are looking for Chinese and Thai Food too!

4 comments:

DEWHURST TOULSON said...

The dollar menu prices have gone up and the prices for sides including veggies is too high for the portion size.
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Anonymous said...

Is a ebt homeless card mean u can eat hot meals?

Anonymous said...

What about restaurants in Orange County, Ca. It's hard to find any place here that accepts the EBT cards.

BY THE HOMELESS FOR THE HOMELESS said...

You're right. We find that anywhere that there are few people actually using the EBT food benefits, there are few restaurants taken them. Its a hardship but you have to go to the poor side of town or maybe the more enlightened side of town.

WE PUT THE CALL OUT TO ALL OF YOU IN ORANGE COUNTY TO REPORT IN ON EBT RESTAURANTS.

Could you also check to see if the Orange County EBT web site has links like the LA County one does?