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If you see someone shopping on Food Stamp Day, do you assume THEY get food stamps?

Anonymous
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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
issued over a period of between 2 and 10 days at the county's option and
are made available based on the last digit of the client's case number.


Information on benefits not yet made available to recipients
is also available by calling 1-866-386-3071, or by obtaining an
issuance schedule from the local county office


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.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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caustinb
by Gold Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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I was unaware there was a food stamp day. I went grocery shopping today too.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I wouldn't even know when Food Stamp Day is. Everyone I know just grocery shops on the weekends.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM
Wtf is a food stamp day
kbutton24
by Mrs.Sima on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM
I didn't realize there is a food stamp day.
FelineTopic
by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM
Exactly what day is food stamp day?
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_MissMissfit_
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I have no idea when PA is handed out. 

MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:33 PM

 I had no clue it was food stamp day. I went shopping today too.

RazzledRainbows
by Bronze Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:34 PM
I always shop on Saturday morning. No matter what. 5:30 am comes and Im cruzin the store :-)
P.V.Hawkwind
by Ruby Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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Here food stamps are based off your last name so any day is food stamp day i guess.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM
Here fs are handed out between the 1st and 10th, depending on your card.
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