President Trump suggested passing actual food instead of cash for the “food stamp” program. And you wondered why the change? I think the picture below says it all.
However, just a bit of personal experience. There is a restaurant I love to eat at. No, it is just a restaurant and no I won’t say the name. But when you pay with a debit card the charge comes through as XYZ Grocery Store. How many meals do you think are paid for with an EBT food card. That money is to be used to buy food for families, not eat in restaurants.