Monthly Archive: November, 2013

Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Here’s why I love the Internet. I found this nice tutorial for DIY Apple Cider. I had taken pictures of my own so I could do my own tutorial but I have no… Continue reading

FAQ: “How are you on the Internet if you’re so poor?”

I thought I would start a new series here where I answer those Frequently Asked Questions posed to me here and other social media sites. This week, let’s start with ,“How are you… Continue reading

Stories… Untold… The “Lucky” Street Children

Originally posted on nellyali:
I came across this picture on Facebook today. It’s one of those that are hard to ignore isn’t it. For a long time, every time I close my eyelids,…

Government & Thanksgiving Math

It’s been almost a full month since families on SNAP got their monthly allowance axed. In my family, we were without food stamps for a short time in November because we were re-certifying… Continue reading

Mean People Suck: Tom Brower thinks he’s Captain Hammer, Walmart still treats their employees like crap, and other stupid stuff

This week, the Mean People who suck are also providing some comedy. Maybe it’s just me but I can’t help but laugh. It turns out that a lot of the time, mean people… Continue reading

Mom knows best: How food justice starts at home

Originally posted on Grist:
The author’s mother shops at farmers markets and cooks all her food at home. But she’s also never heard of Michael Pollan. Visit the Grand Army Plaza farmers market…

How to feed your family from a food bank

Originally posted on Eatocracy:
Marisa Miller is a married mother of two who never imagined she’d find herself relying on the kindness of others to feed her family. As a former chef, her…

How to Make Food Stamps Last Longer

How to Make Food Stamps Last Longer All the best tips, consolidated into one post. Personally, I rarely use coupons (as I think I’ve discussed elsewhere here and for sure on the Poor… Continue reading

“Its hard being poor in America. When your kid is sick enough that you can’t work but disability doesn’t pay the bills, it is crushing. “

Today a reader shares their personal story of being judged for using food stamps while buying food for their severely ill child. Much gratitude to this contributor for sharing their perspective and putting… Continue reading