NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) -- A controversial bill was filed in Arkansas that would ban people from buying junk food with SNAP benefits. If this bill were to pass, you could no longer use your snap benefits to buy things like chips and candy.
One woman who receives SNAP benefits said she thinks it's a great idea.
“All my life I've been behind people while they get chips and soda and candy and their kids grab those lunchables and ice cream and pile their carts full of junk food and just waste our money,” Cynthia Pahmiyer said.
But others said they feel they should be able to buy whatever they want.
“When we are going through the grocery store and we have our kids with us and they like want a candy bar or sucker or something like that and we're just trying to get out of the grocery store and we have to tell them no. We tell them no enough. Why do we want to tell them no because of a health issue,” Jessica Kimberling said.