In a bid to help both struggling low-income recipients and struggling eateries, the state will allow Bridge cards to be used in restaurants -- but only by some, and only for some meals.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that food-assistance recipients who are 60 and over, disabled or homeless may purchase special discounted meals from pre-enrolled restaurants, once the state compiles a list.
"No Michigander should worry about how to put food on the table for themselves and their families, especially during a pandemic," she says in an announcement. "This partnership with our restaurants will ensure people across the state have the support they need this winter."
Restaurants can register on the state's website.
Even with the restrictions, more than 300,000 state residents will be eligible for the program.