Ala. nightclub to host "Food Stamp Fridays"

A photo shows a brochure promoting the Food Stamp Friday event at the Rose Supper Club in Montgomery, Ala. on March 30, 2012. The club will start "Food Stamp Friday" theme nights in April. Manager Harman Wilson says the night is meant to complement the club's other theme nights, such as Fat Tuesday, Karaoke Wednesday or Thirsty Thursday. Wilson says patrons will not be able to use their food stamps to purchase alcoholic beverages. He says he hopes the novel approach will draw people to the club.
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(CBS/AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A nightclub in Alabama's capital city has come up with a unique theme night involving food support for needy families.

The Rose Supper Club in Montgomery will host a "Food Stamp Friday" theme night in April.

A flyer for the April 6, 2012 event says that entrance will be $5 up until 10:30 p.m. with a valid food stamp card and free shots will be given at the door.

Manager Harman Wilson says the night is meant to complement the club's other theme nights, such as Fat Tuesday, Karaoke Wednesday or Thirsty Thursday.

Wilson says patrons will not be able to use their food stamps to buy alcoholic beverages. He says he hopes the novel approach will draw people to the club.

Human Resources Department spokesman Barry Sparks says the department does not approve of the promotion. He says food assistance benefits are meant to provide nourishment for hungry families.