Posts Tagged ‘ SNAP ’

SNAP: NECESSARY FOR SURVIVAL

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Hunger is a National Disgrace People who are hungry because they do not generate enough income to buy enough food are entitled to assistance from We The People. And the Federal Government takes the form of We The People. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP–formerly Food Stamps) is designed to assist people with their nutritional [...]



DENIAL OF ESSENTIALS: THE FOOD STAMPS ISSUE

Sep 21st, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Do you remember those childhood days when shopping with your Mom and spying something you really thought you wanted? A doll, a toy, a candy bar, a pair of shoes. Maybe so. Maybe not. It rather depends where things were at that period of your life. It was influenced by conditions of ability to pay, wisdom of buying what you thought you wanted, planting the seeds of discovering that you couldn’t have everything you thought you deserved.

Here we are when many are being denied by those who seem to think they are the parents, denying wants that are very basic. They are not frivolous. They include adequate food on the table every day. They involve necessary clothing for comfort and warmth. They represent the basics of day to day