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Library: Policy

340:50-5-30. Providers of meals for the homeless

Revised 6-1-10

     Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorizes as retail food stores, those providers of meals for the homeless which apply and qualify for authorization to accept food benefits from homeless food benefit recipients.  Such meal providers must be public or private, non-profit organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. 

  • (1) Providers of meals for the homeless are approved by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as meal providers prior to application for authorization by FNS for acceptance of food benefits. 
  • (2) Meals served by the providers must include food purchased by the providers.
  • (3) Persons who are employed by or act as volunteers for organizations that provide meals for the homeless may not act as authorized representatives for homeless food benefit recipients.
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