lol.... things are being cut left and right on both a federal funding and state level, so a lot of people (like me) who used to qualify for help, no longer do. I'm just tightening my belt, turning down the thermostat, putting off getting the glasses I need for as long as I can and just trying to get by on $60 a week. I feel bad for people who don't have skills- people who can't or won't cook from scratch.... I do think there should be classes for those who wish to take them to teach them to stretch a buck... shopping and cooking skills.
We are a spoiled people.... at all income levels, in this country tho... when you see people buying cases of soda with foodstamp benefits cards, it's sad..... and middle income level families who claim they can't get by spending less than $200+ a week for groceries... I have actually heard this from my kids friends moms.... I have a former SIL who spent $240 a week for her, her DH and one teen child living at home... can you imagine? Thats my monthly food budget for me plus a 10 year old and an almost 6 year old.