There's nothing wrong with a family admitting they need help and using food stamps to purchase food to keep their family fed. Lord knows, if General Motors declares bankruptcy we may be using them ourselves!!!
Yesterday I made a trip to the local WalMart Store to get the 10-year-old a pair of tennis shoes (which he will probably wear a month or two before he outgrows them!).
Ahead of me in line was a family using food stamps to purchase their groceries. What upset me the most was there wasn't anythingin her overflowing cart that needed cooked!! This family had a cart full of TV dinners, frozen potpies, luncheon meats, frozen french fries, you get the picture. Well, I take that back, the mother did have three cartons of fresh strawberries and a couple packages of shortcakes, I guess you could consider that a 'cook-able' food.
I wanted to ask the chunky mother if she didn't realize that if she bought a bag of raw potatoes she could make 3 or 4 times as many french fries for the same amount of money; or if she bought some pie dough and even frozen veggies that she could make half again as many potpies as she had in her cart.
I guess maybe she didn't know how to cook,,,