Food stamp users can double benefits at Downtown Farmers Market

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  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Aug. 28, 2014 10:41 a.m.


  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Aug. 27, 2014 11:20 p.m.

    I've only ever known 2 families that truly needed food stamps. One was a single mother with multiple children. The other was involved a parent who lost a job and had multiple children. I've known several others apply for food stamps and get denied. These people were all upset. After seeing them get Mc'D's every day and get brand new cars and name brand clothing, I wondered why they thought a food stamp was reasonable.

    I like the Farmers Market bit, but we need more education about how you can live without food stamps as well.

    According to the USDA, per the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008... "Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream are food items and are therefore eligible items"