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ANOTHER Food stamps D&D I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Aug 6th '13

I'm curious here.. And putting it in D&D because, well, they always get heated lol.



I know a LOT of people want to dictate what people can buy with food stamps. Already been through that discussion, BUT, if you're one of the people who has strong opinions on such, do you think people who have food stamps should be allowed to have company, family, friends, etc over for a meal? I mean seeing as it's other peoples' place to dictate how they're used and all.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
Aug 6th '13

I think that they're the ones who need to make it last, so if they choose to have company for dinner, that's their call. Theyll just have to cut back on costs for themselves. It's the same amount of food money no matter what they spend it on.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23736 posts
Aug 6th '13

Technically, that's not allowed. Prt of the agreement when you receive the fs says that it's only for you. If you share a house with someone you have to have a written statement saying that they eat separately.

marley r. Due November 25; Louisiana 63 posts
Aug 6th '13

I will never understand why people get so upset over food stamps & what people buy with them.

user banned Due December 20; Georgia 1823 posts
Aug 6th '13

I don't really care unless it's the type of person who basically "makes their living" off of welfare/food stamps. But even then, it's not my business to say anything.

ღSheila Lynnღ 3 kids; Weed, California 47383 posts
Aug 6th '13

Idk but i know for rehab--the inpatient girls have to give the main counselor their card and food is bought for THE WHOLE HOUSE. Now-this is a GOVERNMENT FUNDING REHAB. So maybe that's why it is aloud for them? Honestly though-i can care less what anyone with FS does with their FS. LOL

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3568 posts
Aug 6th '13

I don't give a damn what people do with their food stamps as long as they actually get food. The people I know on FS just get the basics (bread, milk, meat, etc.) because they can't afford to buy junk. They push to make the most of the money getting as much as they can of the cheap meals so they can eat. BUT for those people who are able to splurge and get a pack of soda, power to them. The little luxuries like that can mean the world to someone who has to struggle to get by. Condemning them by making it as miserable as possible while they are down on their luck just doesn't sit well with me.



All that being said... someone who is making no efforts to get off gov aid, not working on purpose to get benefits etc. is completely different. Unfortunately there is little ways to screen these people out without hurting those who really need it.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Aug 6th '13
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" Technically, that's not allowed. Prt of the agreement when you receive the fs says that it's only for ... [snip!] ... that it's only for you. If you share a house with someone you have to have a written statement saying that they eat separately."


I knew about the part you can't share if you're in a house technically. But it got me thinking. I know how many people are so butthurt over people getting them. Like right now since Jason got laid off, we have them. And I was thinking, if we had a friend over for dinner, I wonder how many of the rude snobs on here that condemn everyone on FS would just crap a brick over it.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
Aug 6th '13

Why would I share my food with company........they can bring their own :)

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Aug 6th '13
Quoting M walls:" Why would I share my food with company........they can bring their own :)"


lol

Ajoni's MamaDrama Due November 13; 3 kids; South Carolina 1848 posts
Aug 6th '13

My personal opinion is in more in relation to the person I know that HAS food stamps, does not work or attempt to hold a job, and is actually "staying" with us after so many times of being unappreciative of our help to her. She buys nothing but junk, and within a week, has no food for the rest of the month. I think it's utterly ridiculous how she spends hers, but I don't say anything because really, it's not my business. With mine, I buy and stock up on MEAT. The things that are harder to buy with the little bit of money my husband has left over after we pay bills. I've given her the opportunity to stretch out her food stamps by giving her coupons, writing down store deals and telling her that she could get 300 dollars worth of food for 200...she doesn't ever take my advice though.

ChavieChavo 1 child; 3 angel babies; Pittsburgh, PA, United States 3551 posts
Aug 6th '13

I couldn't care less what people buy with their food stamps and who goes over to eat. Not my business. My sister gets food stamps, I went to her house for the first time today and ate one of my nephews go-gurts . And?

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23736 posts
Aug 6th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" I knew about the part you can't share if you're in a house technically. But it got me thinking. I know ... [snip!] ... over for dinner, I wonder how many of the rude snobs on here that condemn everyone on FS would just crap a brick over it."</blockquote>




People will find something to b***h about. It's just the way people are. You do you, and let them deal with their own emotions. But, I wouldn't go telling your fs case manager about your company ;) I personally, don't think it's a big deal every once and a while. In my mind, it's a trade off because I'm sure sometimes you eat at their house or another persons house so it all evens out.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
Aug 6th '13

I wouldn't think it was anyone elses business who you have over. Period. If you need the assistance it is up to you as to how & what you spend them on. It's like when I was pregnant last time & I posted about not using the beans on mmy WIC vouchers but did mention since I lived with my mother that her & my brother did eat some of the stuff I got with them. None of her business but she felt like I was abusing the system by sharing a couple gallons of milk.



Edit: someone on here freaked out about it saying when she got wic she didn't share with her husband because only her & her kids were on it so the benefits were only for them lmao. She had the worst attitude because I cashed in 3 vouchers at once(cereal, veggies, fruits, milk & cheese & stuff)& she claimed I had done it just for my families benefit & not my own

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
Aug 6th '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I knew about the part you can't share if you're in a house technically. But it got me thinking. I know ... [snip!] ... over for dinner, I wonder how many of the rude snobs on here that condemn everyone on FS would just crap a brick over it."


When you go eat at a friend's house do you bring your own food?



We have received food stamps before and yes of my parent were over and I was cooking I made food for them also. It's different if they are living there or only visiting every now and then.



As long as the ppl in the house receiving the food stamps are not going hungry who should care if a friend comes over?



Food stamps is not what some ppl think where everyone gets crazy amounts of money to buy food on. When we received them last it was only $68 per month. There was many days at the end of the month where I would cook for the kids and wait until they got done before I ate. If there was anything left on their plate I would eat that. If not I didn't eat. I refused to let my kids go hungry.