Cutting the Lean From Food Stamps


“If you live alone and receive $200 a month in food stamps (the maximum the government allows for a single person and the equivalent of $2.30 per meal), your budget remains unlikely to accommodate baby spinach and much of the healthy, essential, “good” food that in this city and so much of the country has become its own religion, at the levels of both culinary passion and public policy. We hail the fact that greenmarkets accept electronic benefit transfer cards, but availability and affordability are hardly tandem principles.”

To read this article by Ginia Bellafante on what low income families are experiencing in the Bronx and how cuts in the already lean food stamp program will effect them visit

What are your thoughts on cuts to the food stamp program? How will this help or hurt our country?

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