Currently, elderly and disabled citizens can use their EBT cards to purchase fast food. And according to State Representative Kelly Townsend, fast food typically costs about $7 per person.
She wants that tax payer money to be spent on more nutritional food.
"This bill is not about big government telling a person what they can eat and what they can't eat," says Townsend. "This is about being fiscally responsible with the people's money."
Townsend says her bill should be assigned to a committee in the next few weeks after the legislative session begins.