I am on foodstamps as we are the working poor my wife works I am in school and we need them to fit the bill for the rest of the month and I am in school because I took a leave when my son was DX with Autism and now they are not hiring social workers at all.
So there I am at walmart cart full of stuff NO JUNK mind you unless you count the ice cream.
Someone behind us said "Oh great she has a food stamp card and is buying steak and shrimp" I turned and said "Really?" Do you know me? That is on sale and I can get 2 meals out of the steaks which are also on sale see the big bag of veggies? Oh and be ready to really hate me I have coupons and two ads for them to match" When she and her hubby saw I saved over $40.00 bucks they started asking me how I budget!
I cook all our meals since I go to school online I make my own bread ugh I hate being on FS but I see it as cash not "free" money just a push to help us so I budget it!