Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,
Mark
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Enough help to help

Found out in a conversation last night with a recipient that food stamps these days provide about $400 worth of food on a monthly basis. After a long time when it seemed food stamps would barely provide subsistence levels of food, it's nice to hear there's a realistic level being provided to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to get good meals.

One of the drawbacks to the system in the past has seemed to be that it pushed people toward cheap, unhealthy food, but this sounds as though it allows for at least the possibility of recipients selecting fresh fruits and vegetables, decent quality meats, and more.
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