I personally use the foodstamp program here in Missouri and you can't use them to buy hot items. I also don't think using food stamps to purchase fast food should be allow becuse you food stamps would go further to provide food if you prepare it your self. I woud use my food stamps to go out to eat that is something you save up to do. As for the homeless they may not be able to purchase there food all at one time but their are many things they can buy at a grocery to that doesn't require you to cook it to eat it, and for not having much they could eat sandwiches of all kinds and have a variety with purchasing at the grocery store and its more than they had so I don't think they would be to picky. If they need a hot meal they can go to gas stations and get a cold sandwich like hambergers, burritos, chili dogs already packaged and use there microwave to heat it. Using food stamps this way would be a waste and what about the children, instead of eating at home they would not get as much food if there parents take them out all the time. Of course that would only be with parents who don't want there children having a well balanced meal. I know a few people that are lazy and would rather get food from somewhere where its already made to feed their kids so they would not have to this is my concern becuase fast food isn't really all that healthy and we will have children with all kinds of health problems, just because they are not getting proper nutrition.