The Community Farm Alliance is encouraging Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to reject a policy that would allow certain food stamp recipients to use their vouchers at fast food restaurants.
Louisville-based Yum Brands is lobbying the state to authorize food stamp use at restaurants by the disabled, elderly and homeless. The fast food giant believes the change would not only be good for business, but it will help those who are underserved and cannot prepare hot meals for themselves.
Farm alliance board member Beth Nolte says the change would push unhealthy meals into vulnerable communities that lack quality produce options.