Hot Foods Act-Colorado will allow SNAP recipients to purchase cold prepared foods, heated foods, and hot meals!
New SNAP Legislation Introduced
Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced the Hot Foods Act to help families and seniors with low incomes purchase cold prepared foods, heated foods, and hot meals using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This is a companion bill to Rep. Grace Meng’s (D-NY) House version. “The Hot Foods Act would ensure equity in the marketplace by permanently ending the outdated prohibition on the use of SNAP benefits to purchase hot prepared foods from grocery retailers,” said Luis Guardia, president, FRAC. “It’s long overdue for SNAP customers who lack kitchens or the ability to prepare meals to be able to eat hot food. It will also make it easier for retailers to respond to disasters as they will already be active in providing resources.” See press release.