taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49006 posts
22nd Feb '13

i used it for all its not supplmental for use and just to trow it out there with a income of 800 a month for 4 people we get 647 so i just thought id give some number's.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49006 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Mama❍:" Doesn't wic hand it out themselves though? Thats why I would think it's different. "



no u get checks or a card my son is so under weight i still get whole milk for the fat in it for him at 3

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22815 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Drop Dead Fred:" For some people it's supplemental and for others it's all they have. DH and I recieve foodstamps but ... [snip!] ... We need to offer healthier options for a lower price and have more classes in grade/high school that teach proper nutrition."


I dont view it as "mandating what people eat."
The purpose is to keep people from going hungry. If they get free coupons for dairy, meat, bread, eggs, veggies, fruit, cereal, cheese, peanut butter (you get the idea), they are kept from going hungry.
I like the idea of distribution centers but realize that it wouldnt get to people in more remote areas. I think a combination of distribution centers and WIC-style would accomplish the goal of keeping people.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:</b>" Food stamps is supplemental too, right? I mean... your family should be or should be in the process of contributing."</blockquote>




Not for everyone. Most people I know make just enough money to cover bills and rely on only food stamps for their food.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19985 posts
status 23rd Feb '13

England did something very similar during the war and it was called rations. Every month people of a certain socioeconomic level were allowed a certain amount of eggs, milk, bread, flour, sugar, tea, jam, butter, meat, and if you were lucky fresh fruit and veg.

user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting Destiel:" England did something very similar during the war and it was called rations. Every month people of a ... [snip!] ... allowed a certain amount of eggs, milk, bread, flour, sugar, tea, jam, butter, meat, and if you were lucky fresh fruit and veg."

yeah, that's like our WIC here.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
23rd Feb '13

Oddly enough, soda prevents me from racking up a huge ER bill. :lol: The carbonation helps push food down my esophagus when it gets stuck.



For the record, I do receive food stamps. However, my children are eating healthy, well balanced meals. Because of that, I don't feel bad using it to get a pint of watermelon sherbert to enjoy after they go to bed.

user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
23rd Feb '13

I had foodstamps a few years ago. I bought dr.pepper and chips with it before. OH noes! :lol:

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I had foodstamps a few years ago. I bought dr.pepper and chips with it before. OH noes! :lol:"


SHAME ON YOU



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user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned 2 kids; Iowa 7762 posts
23rd Feb '13
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TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22815 posts
23rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Drop Dead Fred:</b>" Exactly! I feed my family healthy meals loaded with veggies and we have fruit for most of our snacks. ... [snip!] ... snacks. However there are times a burger and some chips just sound really good. Why can't I enjoy those luxuries now and then?"</blockquote>




I think treats to junk are fine. I just believe that treats should be paid for with the persons own cash and not FS.

user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Drop Dead Fred:</b>" Exactly! I feed my family healthy meals ... [snip!] ... I think treats to junk are fine. I just believe that treats should be paid for with the persons own cash and not FS."

why does it matter? lol

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Drop Dead Fred:</b>" Exactly! I feed my family healthy meals ... [snip!] ... I think treats to junk are fine. I just believe that treats should be paid for with the persons own cash and not FS."


Honestly, if it's thrown in as a part of my grocery cart, I have no inclination to separate one item from the rest of my groceries.



It's $2; not $20.



ETA: I also don't use all the money allotted to my family every month.

user banned California 36390 posts
23rd Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY