What You Should Know About Food Stamps

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[Editor's Note: Dresden wrote this post after celebrating her family's first month off food stamps in two years. She chronicles what she learned while using food stamps and what we should all think about before passing judgment. -Rita]

Food Stamp Etiquette: Human Kindness

4. Making food stamps “chic” is offensive. I can’t tell you how awful it is to see someone writing about their creative menu planning for the month and saying it is an homage to the sort of budgeting that one has to/ should do while on food stamps. There are tons of sites that dedicate posts to “food stamp challenges” or “snap challenges” and while I get the desire to create a challenge for yourself or your own family, at the end of the day if you need to buy one more carton of milk beyond your budget chances are that you can.

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