Thursday, July 10, 2014
It could be me. It could be you.
In addition, those of us who are fortunate beyond imagination sometimes form opinions about people much less fortunate than we. Some of our opinions are misguided.
I suppose this discussion falls under the category "You have to be here to really understand."
How would you feel if you knew that today you would be going to the food stamp office to apply for relief to feed your family? How would you handle the knowing stares of the people around you?
How would I feel when I checked out that first time at the local grocery store using my SNAP benefit card? What would the cashier and other customers think of me?
What impact would the constant berating of programs like SNAP in media have on me and my children?
Take a moment and read the compelling story of a young mother's first experiences with just these dilemmas, feelings and impressions.