I’m sure the story is meant to raise concern for those on food stamps ... but it tells another tale as well.
Too many people are too da... too stupid to buy groceries and budget it out so that they have enough for a month (or more) and don’t have to rush to friggin Wal Mart at midnight because they are too inept to plan.
Actually, when Wal Marts offers X Boxes half off plus a fifty dollar credit on top, that deal gets a lot of people into the stores. Who wants to over pay for a gift especially when you save over $200 bucks on one single item?
Stand behind one of these recipients in the grocery line and you will know why they can't manage to last the month out.
The first part of the month I bought enough food for that month. Meat was put in a freezer. Canned goods, peanut butter and other items were stored in the pantry.
My young son hated the crust of bread. When I made him peanut butter sandwiches without the crust for lunch I ate the crust for my lunch.
Somehow with no life insurance , after my first husband's death, I was able to save enough to buy my first home in 1975.
I worked part time, too.
I come from a long line of relatives who believe "where there is a will ....there is a way."
I bet 2/3 of these people are over-weight! They buy a lot of junk food. (and beer with their own $$$)
These folks could be eating very well ALL month IF they used coupons. My food budget is miniscule because of coupons. Okay, I have a new eating system where I am losing weight by going to the buffets but I also use coupons at the buffets as well. For just a little eight bucks and a coupon, one can fill up at Golden Corral.