I live in a very rural area. The 8...yes, 8 little churches in my little town, have had to post on their signs...sorry, out of food.
They try to help as many people they can, but, the donations aren't coming in like they used to. Also, our little Sat. morning farmer's market, has
now, a system set up, where WIC cards can be used to purchase paper tickets from the office. Each ticket equals $1.00, tickets to be used to purchase
produce and food items ONLY. The seller then trades the paper tickets to the office for the money. It works really well, for the most part. The
system was set up through the Agriculture dept. up here.
But, there are still those who try to use their WIC/foodstamps, to purchase nonfood items. I make and sell, hand made fancy high end organic soaps,
lotions and what not. All Spa products. I still get Mothers, with kids in tow, trying to buy expensive stuff from me, with WIC tickets. I won't
sell it to them. They get pi**ed too. I tell them to buy food for their families, that's what it's for.
Part of the problem, I think, is a segment of society that thinks everything...and I mean *everything*, should be handed to them. That if they are
unhappy with anything in their lives, it's someone elses' fault. Right down to making a freaking meal for their kids. That government should
shoulder all the parental responsibility of feeding their kids. There are some kids up here, that only get a real meal in school or church on Sunday,
when the old women make a morning breakfast for kids attending. It's wrong...just plain wrong when parents hold no responsibility for their own
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