Groups who provide meals for the homeless may not act as approved representatives for SNAP clients. Homeless clients may use SNAP benefits for meals prepared for and served by public or private nonprofit groups and shelters that provide food or temporary residence.
A shelter may accept SNAP benefits only as a voluntary payment and may not request an amount greater than the average cost of the food in the meal served. Clients may use all or part of their benefits to purchase meals prepared by the above facilities.
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