Tag Archive: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Update on “family who were food stamp judged while buying food for sick child”

I put the title in quotation marks because this is actually a search term people have typed into Google to get to that post. The one I’m talking about is this one: “Its… Continue reading

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

Stephen Colbert on the government “slimdown”

Yeah. Some states are still funding their WIC programs and everyone will be seen during the government shut down as usual and checks will be issued normally. Other WIC programs are closed but… Continue reading

The Good Stuff: A Couple of Politicians Who Don’t Suck

Hey, I like when big House votes happen on issues that matter to me. It helps me categorize politicians into the Against Us and On Our Side file folders in my brain. Jim… Continue reading

Shopping at the Farmers’ Market with Food Stamps

I love my Farmers’ Market but for various reasons, we had only made it once or twice all summer long. Those two trips happened to fall on the Wednesday before our Food Stamp… Continue reading

Review: Food Stamped

Originally posted January 7th, 2013 on crazy dumbsaint of the mind and edited for clarity & additional thoughts Food Stamped documents Shira & Yoav Potash’s challenge to feed themselves on a food stamp budget. This has been… Continue reading

What Can & Can’t Be Bought With Food Stamps & An EBT Card

  Infographic source unknown. Someone sent it to me from Pinterest. This infographic is a good rough guide to what you can and can’t buy with SNAP. I have a huge gripe with… Continue reading

A person making $50,000/year pays a dime a day into the food stamp program

Seems like I mention this tidbit a lot, whether in discussions or in writing. I think it needed to have it’s very own post here. The math on this: here It works out to be… Continue reading

Mean People Suck Monday: Adam Carolla ,some dumb economist guy,Bill O’Reilly, an employee at a Plaid Pantry in Oregon & some other jerks in Portland

I was going to have a Jerkface of the Week thing but some weeks, it seems like there are way too many jerkfaces out there saying mean things about poor people to choose… Continue reading

Tianna Gaines-Turner’s testimony as a witness to hunger and Melissa Harris-Perry’s letter to Paul Ryan

I talked a little bit about Paul Ryan’s “War on Poverty” hearings here and the lack of real knowledge of poverty represented. Melissa Harris -Perry addresses exactly that and his committee’s refusal to allow… Continue reading