The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) is a state option to allow certain SNAP clients, who might not be able to prepare meals for themselves or who do not have permanent housing for storing and preparing food, to be able to buy prepared meals at restaurants with their SNAP benefits.
To participate in the RMP, the restaurant must:
- Be in a state that has an RMP.
- Get approval from the state and provide a signed agreement to FNS.
- Be authorized by FNS to accept SNAP benefits.
Each state can set their own requirements for choosing how many and which restaurants they want to allow to participate in their state’s RMP.
If you are a restaurant owner that has a signed agreement with the state and is ready to apply for SNAP authorization, you will need to download and submit a completed FNS 252-2 application to FNS. For more information on participating states and how to apply, please visit the RMP webpage.