I am SO sick of the "Without Food stamps, all those people would go hungry" argument. I call BS
Anyone going hungry in this country is doing so by choice. I know this sounds harsh but the truth/reality is not always pretty. Too many people are just looking for a handout.
If you are getting your hair or nails done at a salon, you don't deserve PA. If you (or anyone in your home) have "Bling" or your car "Goes Boom", you don't deserve PA. If you have more than basic television or big screen TVs and video game consoles in your home, YOU DON'T DESERVE PA. If you have a handbag that could buy enough rice and beans to feed your family for a week, YOU DON'T DESERVE PA.
Clean a friends house/apartment = $50 minimum (we pay our housekeeper $20 an hour, 4 hours to do a regular cleaning). If a friend was needing money to feed themselves or their family, I wouldn't think twice about letting them replace my housekeeper for a week to earn some food money.
Mow a yard - $25 minimum. I would gladly let a neighborhood kid do our yard, or a friend if they needed money.
Wash a car - $40 for a wash and vacuum. We have 4 vehicles that I would happily pay a friend in need to clean for me and see them earn some money to feed their family.
Here are a couple pictures I took at the local grocery store. Every job I mentioned above requires No special skills and would earn someone some money, spent wisely on items like in these pictures could feed a family for weeks.