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Sad: More Americans Than Ever Use Food Stamps for Thanksgiving

mary anne24 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:30 PM
All over the place there are charities and food banks also providing meals to the poor. I donated an entire meal to my church for Thanksgiving and I did it cause I do it every year. Still I could not help but think....I just fed a family of Obama voters. Sorry, but I am not feeling as charitable this season. I already told my church don't expect me to do much for Christmas. My family struggles. And of course you'd expect food stamp use to increase when the gov is advertising all over how easy it is to get on.

Just another one of the myriad blessings many of us can be grateful for this Thursday: a Thanksgiving turkey. A new study from the Sunlight Foundation indicates that, thanks to economic hardship, more Americans than ever will be forced to set their Thanksgiving tables using food stamps -- hardly a budget that allows for an opulant feast on a day centered around dinner.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other...