A new program that could come to San Diego County would allow restaurants to accept food stamps and may provide more food options to the homeless, disabled and elderly.
tonight over a proposal that would allow food stamps to be used at local restaurants. new at 7 — 10news reporter melissa mecija explains why some critics are calling the idea a waste of taxpayer money. > >reporter: los angeles county already has a similar program in place. restaurants like jack in the box, subway and el pollo loco have been participating. question now: will it work here? customers of these restaurants could soon be paying with food stamps. while it’s supposed to help those who don’t have easy access to good food — > >speaker: “this program makes no sense. ” > >reporter: — some, like tax fighters chairman richard rider, argue its money not well spent. rider says, it’s cheaper and healthier to go shopping. for example– a combo meal at subway… sandwich, drink and chips– runs you about 7-dollars. shopping for sandwich items: bread, meat cheese… throw in chips and a