1135.005.00 SPECIAL MEAL PROGRAMS

1135.005.35.20 Benefit Issuance and Use

IM-#93 September 16, 2004,  IM-#53 March 23, 2000

Residents of shelters for battered women and children may use their food stamp benefits to purchase meals prepared especially for them at a shelter which is authorized by FNS to redeem at wholesalers.

For a shelter not authorized by FNS as a retailer to use the benefits on behalf of the EU an employee of the shelter must be shown as the authorized representative for the EU.