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Originally posted by petiteone29 petiteone29 wrote:

I think that idea would be almost impossible to work maysay. People have so many different types of diets. Its easier to let people go to the grocery store and buy their own food that they prefer to eat. Who wants to be forced to stand in a food line everyday?


When people are hungry, they will stand in line. Where I used to work I would pass by a church that gave free food twice a week. Folks started lining up at 5am and the line would be around the block...old people with walkers, middle aged people, moms with little kids. Nobody wants to do it, but that's the reality.

And schoolkids have lots of different diets and allergies...guess what, if they want free lunch, they get what is given by the program and they're just fine.

Like I said, I am more concerned with hungry people being fed. If that means they have to stand in a line or only get rice and beans and broccoli, then so be it.
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I c u Jack in the Box.

Jack in the Box workers getting paid minimum wage and low hours, many on food assistance, now they can use that aid to put more money right back into the companies pockets.

Surprised more restaurants aren't lobbying for this.Stern Smile


I like the farmer's market idea too TC.
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Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


basically the study said that the benefits helped the lower income families eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy and drank fewer sugary beverages

so the program was doing what it was supposed to

sorry, this may not be relevant to this thread at all lol
it does. They should focus on making them available at most farmers markets

 
Clap  but most of the locally organically grown veggies/fruits are more expensive of course...

not so much when in season.

The other side of that con is that people eat too damned much
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I get your point maysay.  But from what I most families receiving fs are working poor. They have jobs. They just need some help. So standing in a line every single day just doesn't seem reasonable. And having the government dictate what they have to eat instead of giving them the option of purchasing their own food just seems kind of degrading to me.  
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Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


basically the study said that the benefits helped the lower income families eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy and drank fewer sugary beverages

so the program was doing what it was supposed to

sorry, this may not be relevant to this thread at all lol
it does. They should focus on making them available at most farmers markets

 
Clap  but most of the locally organically grown veggies/fruits are more expensive of course...

not so much when in season.

The other side of that con is that people eat too damned much
 
really???  the organically grown (pesticide free) stuff at farmers markets i go to are way more expensive that the crap i can get at jewels...
 
aldi's actually has some decent prices for locally organically grown veggies tho...in season, of course...
 
and i agree people do eat too much...lmaoooo 


Edited by ThoughtCouture - Jun 16 2014 at 1:05pm
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Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


basically the study said that the benefits helped the lower income families eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy and drank fewer sugary beverages

so the program was doing what it was supposed to

sorry, this may not be relevant to this thread at all lol
it does. They should focus on making them available at most farmers markets

You can use EBT at all of the vendors that are registered to accept EBT here. You can use EBT at the organic grocery stores here too.

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Originally posted by NJHairLuv NJHairLuv wrote:

Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


basically the study said that the benefits helped the lower income families eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and dairy and drank fewer sugary beverages

so the program was doing what it was supposed to

sorry, this may not be relevant to this thread at all lol
it does. They should focus on making them available at most farmers markets

You can use EBT at all of the vendors that are registered to accept EBT here. You can use EBT at the organic grocery stores here too.


Yeah I was gonna say that. The whole foods, bj's(wholesale clubs), costco, farmers markets etc all accept ebt here. I just never heard of fast food joints doing it.
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I know one of the proposed ideas was to double the value of dollars if spent on vegetables and fruit. Which is good, even though those things are very low calorie. I think it'd be better if they expanded it to include whole foods like rice, beans, and meat.

I also think receiving SNAP should require a mandatory class on grocery shopping and food preparation. And recipients should be given or allowed to buy helpful cooking tools like crockpots, rice cookers, and good knives.
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This girl I used to work with told me about this seafood carryout that accepts ebt. They have raw and cooked seafood. So what they do is ring you up like you purchased raw food and then they cook it for you for "free". The wharf does this also.
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Originally posted by petiteone29 petiteone29 wrote:

I think that idea would be almost impossible to work maysay. People have so many different types of diets. Its easier to let people go to the grocery store and buy their own food that they prefer to eat. Who wants to be forced to stand in a food line everyday?

i agree. plus the issue of access. it is a reality that a person with physical and or mental handicaps that are eligible for ssi disability income as their sole income may not have a car and may not have the capacity to carry groceries and get bags of food back home and cook so it is a matter of survival for some people to have access to pre-prepared food.

I personally know a few transient people (homeless due to mental illness and drift from friend's couch to homeless shelters to living on the street).  I was talking to one of them on Friday and it is a reality that you can not just buy a big ole bag of groceries with ebt to make a meal when you are living on the streets 90% of the time. A soup kitchen is the 1st option for a relatively decent meal for the people that I know, but they can not always fill their belly off a cup of oatmeal and the 1 link of italian sausage at the soup kitchen. Food pantries are everywhere here but a bag of raw chicken isnt going to help a homeless person. The fast food EBT access will save lives, especially for homeless people with children.


Edited by NJHairLuv - Jun 16 2014 at 1:13pm
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