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[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
15th Jun '13

I couldn't put someone down for buying healthy food for their family.



What irritates the shot out of me is when I see someone in the convenience store buying redbull and candy on their food stamps....

Dean Winchester 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alaska 16777 posts
15th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" So I saw this in another post earlier in the week and it's had me curious. Someone was mad because they ... [snip!] ... debate it, just get the perspective of others. I just know that this kind of thing can get hairy so I put it here just in case."</blockquote>



Id rather them use it for.orgnics then them bragging about 'govt slurpees' or coke and monsters like my ex sis in law.



When I had fs I used them to buy healthy and full meala. If.i wanted aoda or snacks or chips it was because I had the lil extra. But usually that was rare.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
15th Jun '13

We are on FS since I can't work at the moment due to pregnancy and we spend as cheap as possible and get all fresh foods and meats. We don't buy junk food, chips, candy, soda, we buy what is needed for the first 2 weeks and then shop again before that 2 weeks was up. Our fruits and veggies stay good for about 2 and a half weeks in our fridge/counter. I don't care how people use money/foodstamps when they shop. Its none of my business. Back when I was 18 and a single parent of 2 I was able to support my household of 3 and my sisters household of 4 on $400 a month. If you shop right and budget well you can make it

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" I didn't think I could use them at a farmers market, noemi will be researching that further. I love real ... [snip!] ... make their bills and are having a tough time surviving doesn't mean they should eat hot dogs and Mac and cheese everyday!"


I didn't know you could use them at markets either. But apparently one near me has a station that they will run your card, give you coins, and you trade the coins to the vendors for the product! I'm excited.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
15th Jun '13

I'm not on FS, but I think it's smart for them to use it on organic foods and farmer's markets. It's better than them buying crap. Either way, it's not my business what they buy with their FS.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
15th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:</b>" How much does one usually get in "food stamps"? how does it even work? Is it literally stamps lol?"</blockquote>



You have to qualify financially. Ours dropped 220 a month so it's tough to feed our family on that! It is on a card and it only works on food, not prepared or fast food though!

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" I'm not on FS and I think people should buy healthy organic food. I hate when people on FS or not feed their kids frozen or boxed food everyday, it's so digesting and terrible for you."


this.

Aura and Luna's Mommy 2 kids; Danville, Indiana 5805 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:" How much does one usually get in "food stamps"? how does it even work? Is it literally stamps lol?"

Determined on factors such as income. Then they give you a card with a certain amount of money on it that you can spend on food/baby formula.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
15th Jun '13

I am not on food stamps and currently am not able to buy completely 100% organic the way I want to, I am almost envious when I see it, not angry. But I've only seen it once or twice, most people I see pay with their ebt are buying junk because it's easier and cheaper. It should be the other way around, GMO and MSG filled food should NOT be cheaper than locally grown organic food.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
15th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:</b>" How much does one usually get in "food stamps"? how does it even work? Is it literally stamps lol?"</blockquote>



Here in TX its like a debit card. They go based off of income and household size, so each individual household gets a different amount. My ex sister in law, brother in law and their four kids got like 700/month.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10434 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:</b>" How much does one usually get in "food ... [snip!] ... a month so it's tough to feed our family on that! It is on a card and it only works on food, not prepared or fast food though!"


Ahhhhh. I figured it was something like that. 220 a month!? Omg :o that wouldn't fly here lol. I can go over to detroit and spend 75 bucks & feed SO and I for 2 weeks tho

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:" How much does one usually get in "food stamps"? how does it even work? Is it literally stamps lol?"


While my husband was working, we got 235 a month. It's on a card like a debit card. Now that he's been laid off, has zero income, and we've got another coming in 6 days, it'll go up next month.

user banned California 36390 posts
15th Jun '13

Idgaf what someone buys

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10434 posts
15th Jun '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I♥RYLEIGH:</b>" How much does one usually get in "food ... [snip!] ... each individual household gets a different amount. My ex sister in law, brother in law and their four kids got like 700/month."


I wish I had 700 bucks a month to live off of for food lol.

Redneck Mamma North Carolina 8746 posts
15th Jun '13

As long as they actually need them and not using them to buy stuff they cant afford while paying cash for their actual groceries it doesn't bother me one bit.



It bothers me more than some people think because you are on food stamps you shouldn't be able to buy certain items or ever buy booze or lottery tickets because you know a $4 bottle of wine is so bad every once in a while.