TIME TO REFORM THE
FOOD STAMP PROGRAM
Return to the old system of monthly
distribution of surplus food boxes.
Once upon a time, needy persons
and families received monthly food
boxes containing cheese, butter
dry milk, oatmeal, peanut butter
lard, flour, dry beans etc.
Vegetables, like turnips, carrots
potatoes, squash and greens could
be included, when in season.
This would benefit the hungry and
help to sustain farmers and farmland
locally, and nationwide.
People would learn to cook and bake.
Obesity would cease to exist. People
would be healthier and require less
expenditures for medical care.
Abuses of the food assistance program
would be minimal.
How many hundredweight of potatoes
would be required for a carton of smokes?
A hit of crack? A pair of fashion sneakers?