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Michigan to allow thousands on food aid to go to restaurants

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 14:20:44-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents who receive food assistance from the state can use their benefits at restaurants.

The program could give a boost to restaurants that are prohibited from offering indoor dining because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration.

The health department says more than 300,000 people will soon be able to use their Bridge Card to buy discounted meals at restaurants.

Restaurants first must enroll with the health department, which will publish an online list. People who are eligible include those over 60 and people with a disability.