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You Can Now Pay For Starbucks With Food Stamps

Posted by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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By: Michael Lotfi 
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One woman pulled it off. The story is starting to make waves on the internet again.  Jackie Fowler, a Salem, Oregon food stamp recipient, went inside the luxury Starbucks franchise located inside of a Safeway grocery store with the local Fox News station filming. She purchased one tall Frappaccino and a slice of pumpkin loaf. Her total was $5.25. She slid out her Oregon Trail food stamp card, paid in part by the federal government, and handed it to the cashier who processed the transaction.

Fowler only made the purchase to assist Fox News with the investigation.

“They’re overpriced as it is,” said Fowler of the luxury brand. “That’s money that somebody could be eating with — a loaf of bread, a gallon of milk.” Fowler says the program is in need of reform due to the abuse.

It doesn’t seem like management is trying to discourage the use of food stamps inside of the Starbucks. In fact, they are advertising it, as seen in the sign.

Corporate stores do not accept food stamps. However, because the store is run by the grocery chain it is offered as a “grocery item”. Such Starbucks outlets are located inside of  airports, malls, colleges, Target, Alberstons, Fred Meyer and other chain grocery stores.

 

by on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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MommeeTo4
by Smart Mouth McGee on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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I don't care how they spend the money.

And don't bother quoting me because I honestly don't care what you have to say to try and change my mind.

rissat79
by Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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Is it the ebtfood or ebtcash? Whether you agree or not, there's a difference.
Noni2319
by Chrissy on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM
My guess is its the food.

Quoting rissat79: Is it the ebtfood or ebtcash? Whether you agree or not, there's a difference.
Noni2319
by Chrissy on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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If its the food stamps part, then no they should not be accepting it. That should be used for food items that you prepare yourself. It should not be used for prepared foods and drinks.
becca6975
by New Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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I work my butt off to feed my family. I can't afford Starbucks ( my favorite) . That is tax dollars that are being used which comes out of everyone's paycheck every week. So there are people that are on food stamps and can get Starbucks.
They should make their coffee at home. I understand people have tough times. I have been there and i cut out all luxury and frivolous spending to get on my feet I really think it's an insult that they are using it for any kind of take out.
Momof2Stepof3
by Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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There is a big difference in EBTFood and EBTCash. It isn't clear in the posted like Rissat stated, which was it.

I know here in CA if you are homeless select places like Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, JBX and ect. you can get premade food.

Quoting rissat79: Is it the ebtfood or ebtcash? Whether you agree or not, there's a difference.


rissat79
by Member on Apr. 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM
You van also buy hot/cooked pizza at 7-11's now with ebtfood.
paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Apr. 22, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Well gee. What if I agree with you? lol

Quoting MommeeTo4: I don't care how they spend the money. And don't bother quoting me because I honestly don't care what you have to say to try and change my mind.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Apr. 22, 2014 at 12:12 AM

 Not around here you can't. You can get a cold burrito and heat it up but nothing hot.

Quoting rissat79: You van also buy hot/cooked pizza at 7-11's now with ebtfood.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Apr. 22, 2014 at 12:12 AM

That's very true. A lot of people don't see the difference.

Quoting rissat79: Is it the ebtfood or ebtcash? Whether you agree or not, there's a difference.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














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