Club changing 'Food Stamp Friday'

April 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 2 (UPI) -- An Alabama nightclub manager says he's working on a name-change for a "Food Stamp Friday" event offering a price break for patrons on government assistance.

The manager of the Rose Supper Club in Montgomery said the event, promoted by a local rapper who will be performing at the club Friday, will still take place if the artist agrees to change the name, WSFA-TV, Montgomery, reported Monday.

The "Food Stamp Friday" promotion raised criticism from some who said offering $5 admission to patrons who show their "food stamp card" glamorizes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

"I just don't understand how they are promoting this without anyone saying anything about it," local resident Stephanie Pope said.

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