SNAP - Restaurant Meals Program
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services has begun a pilot program that allows homeless households and some elderly and disabled households to use their SNAP benefits to buy prepared meals at five participating Subway restaurants.
This program is available to you if your SNAP household meets one of the following criteria:
- Elderly: the participant household must have only members who are 60 or older, or an elderly individual and his or her spouse
- Disabled: the participant household must have only members who are designated disabled by a government entity, or a disabled individual and his or her spouse. To be determined eligible for disability benefits, you must apply. If eligible, you will receive a notice of eligibility from the Government.
- Homeless: the participant household must lack a fixed and regular nighttime residence or be living in a shelter, halfway house, or a place not designed for sleeping