Adding photo to food-stamp card may be impractical

ODonnellA bill drafted by state Sen. Michael O’Donnell, R-Wichita, that would require the photograph of a public-assistance recipient to be placed on food-stamp cards has run into practical objections. O’Donnell proposed adding photos to help prevent cards from being stolen or sold illegally, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. But the Kansas Department for Children and Families said that putting a photo on the card could prevent children from using a parent’s card to buy groceries. Also, the cost of adding the photo would be about $850,000, according to DCF.