Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Okay, If Things Get REALLY Tough...
Can you imagine creating three nutritious meals a day? Can you imagine doing that with a budget of $3...for all three meals? To highlight how difficult it is for those who have to make ends meet on food stamps, the San Francisco Food Bank launched The Hunger Challenge this week.
My family got food stamps once when my father's union was on strike. I got them for a month during the recession of 1990. I'm with Bubba Clinton about public assistance being "a hand up, not a handout." (Although most people will remember Clinton for a hand...well, you know.)