posted on Jul, 26 2010 @ 04:33 AM
Here in our CA county, unemployment is second-highest to Detroit. We had to ask for food assistance. We have a state law that says that anyone who has
no money for food at all has to, by law, get an interview waiting 3 days. I saw families with babies waiting 2 weeks to even be interviewed. Last
year. I had to wait a month, but I did not care as I only eat once a day anyway.
How do we all survive waiting so long?
Churches and Salvation Army give out lots of bread and sometimes noodles, rice, canned goods. This is what we eat. Lots of churches give out food, I
am signed up with 3 of them. No meat, but we rarely eat it, no milk, no cheese, no veggies. You get used to it.
For a family of 2, the allotment here is 150 a month. We consider it a fortune, as we both eat one meal a day.
It is still embarrassing to go to the store and see folks I have known for 15 years. I have to keep smiling and hand them my food card when they know
I just graduated from college, while they have no degree but have a union job. I know what they are thinking:
"She is a nice lady and has a new college degree, why has she not been hired at a decent job ?"
Millions are now asking the same question.
We still have to eat.