Originally Posted by AndrewsMother
I can never understand why those on food stamps should not purchase steak. Is steak a luxury that only those with cash should consume? Is steak a luxury?
It's funny I mean I am currently getting SNAP benefits due to the economy sucking and my DH was on UI for a couple months, plus my state dramatically raised the amounts a family can make. I just went and bought $40 of groceries and of that $25 was on meat, steaks and roasts-it's what we eat. I am miserly with my benefits though, I use coupons and sales and try to stretch my $140 as far as it can. It hasn't changed my shopping, except I find that I try to make that money go even farther. Maybe I'm just weird. I've gotten a frown because I used my benefits to buy organic coffee, what since I have FS I am supposed to drink Folger's or something? I'm not sure what people expect sometimes.
I hope that those who do get this extra benefit will use them for their families, of course there are the abusers who will just spend the money on themselves-I'm sure that many families will take this as a blessing and it will help their kids.