Program seeks to enable welfare recipients to receive restaurant meals


Last updated 11/13/2017 at Noon

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved implementation of a program, Tuesday, Oct. 31, under which the homeless and low-income seniors and disabled residents of Riverside County would be able to purchase hot meals from restaurants, using their public welfare debit cards.

“We’re looking forward to implementing this,” Department of Public Social Services Director Susan von Zabern said. “This will help low-income individuals purchase prepared meals.”

The Restaurant Meals Program is a CalFresh initiative managed by the California Department of Social Service...

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