Selling Food Stamps to Get By

The recession has hit the poorest people in our community the hardest. More and more families are resorting to selling their food stamps to pay rent and buy basic necessities. Listen to the story of Eva, a mother of two, who has been forced to sell her food stamps to buy shoes for her children.

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/19/welfare_recipients_forced_to_sell_food
"With a national recession that many analysts
recognize as a depression in poor communities of color, even low-wage jobs are few and far between, and the crisis that’s hit
middle-class Americans hard has left low-income families teetering one
small step away from a tumble to homelessness and despair"

Read the whole story at colorlines.com.







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