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Published: Monday, Nov. 4 2013 6:25 p.m. MST

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Kearns, UT

If these people are receiving food stamps, why do they need the food pantry? Could it be they refuse to learn how to cook? Or are they cashing in part of the food stamps, then using the food pantry to make up the difference? Or using their cash for other things, then receiving food to cover the cost of those things? I don't have a problem helping my neighbors, yet I wonder why they need the food pantry.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Barack considers it a success that those on welfare are at an all time high.

Mchenry, IL

This is wonderful.

The food stamp program is a supplimental program. Imagine you grossed $1,300 a month which is minimum wage for person working 40 hours. What does that check look like after FICA tax is removed? Subtract transportation costs to that job. Subtract rent. Subtract utilities. Subtract tithe. Subtract medications. Not much left for food. The WIC program only let's you buy the small juice. Not the large bottle. The SNAP program doesn't allow for the purchase of cooked food items to be purchased. Everyone is cooking. Now imagine you are $30 less what you were able to spend on food from last month.

A food pantry is the people supplying another needs and not the government. Isn't that good that it isn't all on the government.

Here is the thing. A person not close the edge can't make a money mistake. The rest of is can make money mistakes and it not effect the food budget. That doesn't make us better.

Altamont, UT

I've been there. It's really tough, and demoralizing, especially if it lasts for a longer period of time.
We shouldn't criticise without knowing the individual's story.
We need to take care of each other. There but for the Grace of God, (and a good job) go I.

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