If you see someone shopping on Food Stamp Day, do you assume THEY get food stamps?
Some people are just so ignorant it literally makes me SMDH. I go grocery shopping once a week. That day this week just happened to be TODAY... which also happens to be the 1st of the month... which is "Food Stamp Day" in our area. So I get home from shopping and get on FB for the first time today and I updated my status, saying something like "My back is killing me and I have a major headache but at least I got my grocery shopping done. Two carts full of groceries and it'll only last a week. lol. Now maybe I can get a nap before it's time to make dinner." The first comment is from a "friend" who says "Must be nice." So I say "What must be nice?" She says "Free food. I have to pay cash money for mine. $600 - $700 a month." And I said "What makes you think I don't? Are you assuming I get food stamps because I shopped on the 1st of the month?" She says "I know you do. You have 5 kids." I'm like... "So having 5 kids automatically qualifies you for free food? Damn... this is news to me."
Needless to say, I deleted her. But wtf? Ignorance at its finest!
TO CLARIFY... When I said "Food Stamp Day," I just meant the day that EBT benefits are disbursed. That happens to be the 1st of every month in my area.
FOR THE KNOW-IT-ALLS AND THE ONES WHO APPARENTLY CAN'T READ:
SNAP Monthly Benefit Issuance Schedule
|OHIO||All Ohio counties|
issue benefits during the first 10 days of the month. Staggering
benefits is optional and about 15 percent of the smallest of Ohio's 88
counties do not stagger.
For counties that do stagger, benefits are
Information on benefits not yet made available to recipients
What this MEANS is... in about 15 percent of Ohio's counties, Food Stamps are distributed on ONE day of the month. NOT... STAGGERED. Maybe some of you don't know what staggered means. Well, here you go. Not staggered = not distributed on different days.