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  1. Laura King
    Laura King 10 March, 2013 at 1:24 pm |

    Gotta say, this was always my pet peeve when my children were in public school and we actually got food stamps in little booklets. It wasn’t the food requests that I got, it was the required box of tissues I was to send in to the classroom. The reason I qualified for food stamps was that the monthly budget for non-food items was $25. Twenty-five dollars a month to buy toothpaste, toilet paper and tide. (I called them the 3 T’s and never actually could afford real Tide. We carried cloth handkerchiefs and washed them. We used old rags instead of paper towels, and washed them. That $25 also bought light bulbs, garbage bags, waxed paper, the occasional battery for the smoke detector, anything that was not covered by food stamps.Oh, and did I mention feminine products? We did not purchase tissues, except for school. You can wiggle your menu and make a cheaper meal. Your point is well made. We need to be aware that what may be nothing to us, is not affordable by others. We need to realize that not every family can support another fund raiser or bring cupcakes or a box of tissues.

    1. Susan Herman
      Susan Herman 10 March, 2013 at 4:48 pm |

      Exactly! Yes, well said.

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