VIDEO: New House Bill, If Approved, Would Ban Purchase of Soda and Candy With Food Stamps

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FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Over 3 million people in Florida are provided food stamps through the “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” also known as SNAP.

Families are given a monthly allotment to spend on grocery items, some of which Florida Representative Ralph Massullo doesn’t agree should be listed.

House Bill 593 would limit SNAP benefits, so that candy and soda can’t be purchased with an EBT card. Grocery store owner Roshdi Kalini doesn’t agree.

“You have to keep that because the family needs it, the kids need it. Mom can’t afford, ya know?” says Kalini.

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