Food Stamp Delays Leave Some Waiting for Food

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Officials with Guilford County Social Services say they are backlogged in processing food stamp cases, so some people are left waiting longer than they're supposed to for food. Full Story
food

Houston, TX

#1 Nov 19, 2009
If you get real hungry the grocery stores constantly throw away food in their dumpsters. If store brand food comes in and the box is damaged they throw the box in the dumpster because they don't get store credit for store brands. Name brand can be sent back and replaced for credit. It's a shame that all of the hot foods in the deli department gets thrown away each night it doesn't sell when there are hungry people that would love to have it. One day all this waste of food is gonna come back and bite America. The population is growing everyday and the demand for food will as well. One select group of people are gonna ruin this country and over populate the U.S. We may have more than any other country in the world but the amount of vital resources are fading away. This country will be in trouble one day and it will be sooner rather than later. Our government will just sit back and do nothing but fill their pockets full and not worry about the general public. Use common sense and practice birth control and not contribute to the over population of this country. We all know the group of people that refuse to do this.
SW Graduate09

High Point, NC

#2 Nov 19, 2009
food wrote:
If you get real hungry the grocery stores constantly throw away food in their dumpsters. If store brand food comes in and the box is damaged they throw the box in the dumpster because they don't get store credit for store brands. Name brand can be sent back and replaced for credit. It's a shame that all of the hot foods in the deli department gets thrown away each night it doesn't sell when there are hungry people that would love to have it. One day all this waste of food is gonna come back and bite America. The population is growing everyday and the demand for food will as well. One select group of people are gonna ruin this country and over populate the U.S. We may have more than any other country in the world but the amount of vital resources are fading away. This country will be in trouble one day and it will be sooner rather than later. Our government will just sit back and do nothing but fill their pockets full and not worry about the general public. Use common sense and practice birth control and not contribute to the over population of this country. We all know the group of people that refuse to do this.
What you said is so stupid and arrogant! You need to look around you, grow up and quit being so damn mean! Saying people need to practice birth contol.. you make me sick!!!

And for your information I work at a grocery store, and we do give some of the Deli/Bakery items to the homeless shelters when the director comes in.

IDIOT, STUPID, COWARD, LOW LIFE, MEAN PERSON(:
Dave

High Point, NC

#3 Nov 19, 2009
SW Graduate09 wrote:
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What you said is so stupid and arrogant! You need to look around you, grow up and quit being so damn mean! Saying people need to practice birth contol.. you make me sick!!!
And for your information I work at a grocery store, and we do give some of the Deli/Bakery items to the homeless shelters when the director comes in.
IDIOT, STUPID, COWARD, LOW LIFE, MEAN PERSON(:
Its all in the name "SW Graduate09", you make us all proud with the way you respond to peoples opinions. If you dont like it dont read it.
scratching my way out

High Point, NC

#4 Nov 20, 2009
Even when the economy was booming, DSS was way behind in handling cases. It has been my experience that the employees of the DSS of Guilford county place their needs ahead of the needs of the clients. The DSS administration all the way down to the security guards need to be replaced.
Cynical

Greensboro, NC

#5 Nov 20, 2009
The county should set aside land for food stamp recipients to raise community gardens. Those that are physically able to do a little farming should be taught the basics and told that they have to work to help feed themselves. For those who are able but refuse, cut off the welfare.
Those folks who attempt to outbreed rabbits would find out that more mouths to feed equals more work.
This used to be a nation of people that could feed themselves, maybe modestly, but at least their survival didn't depend on the government.
Mom Of 3

Dayton, OH

#6 Nov 20, 2009
People do have the right to the own opinions and this is mine…Not everyone who has to use public assistance is ignorant or have issues with birth control. Have you looked around yourself lately? People who could afford to have children and have raised their children comfortably up to this point are losing their jobs and business owners are closing their doors. It has NOTHING to do with ” attempting to outbreed rabbits”. People need to be careful what they say because Karma can defiantly come back to bite you. You may be comfortable today and jobless tomorrow. I do not believe in a free hand out though, the people who are dependent on public assistance should have to turn in a work search report and ,sad to say, but in most case also submit to drug testing. But do not let a few bad apples spoil the barrel. There are people right now looking for assistance who need it because of plant closings etc. In some situations they worked for the same company for 10, 20, 30 years… But are now up against a recession. I am lucky, my husband is laid off from his company after working 10 years with them. We are living off of my salary and I am an educated female who makes enough money to keep the family up right now but who knows what tomorrow may hold.
vikki

Lillington, NC

#7 Nov 20, 2009
Dear food I agree so many stores just do away with good food.
vikki

Lillington, NC

#8 Nov 20, 2009
Dear SW your part of the community has been the news alot lately, you seem to be a mean bunch should we all watch our backs...
working4now

Dobson, NC

#9 Nov 21, 2009
When you need a job, you go out and take whatever job you can get, not fill out forms and wait till the job you want comes available. The welfare program is going dry, I predict that it will come to actually food distribution from the back of a truck instead of a card you can trade for drugs and money on the corner.
Cynical

Greensboro, NC

#10 Nov 22, 2009
Mom Of 3 wrote:
People do have the right to the own opinions and this is mine…Not everyone who has to use public assistance is ignorant or have issues with birth control. Have you looked around yourself lately? People who could afford to have children and have raised their children comfortably up to this point are losing their jobs and business owners are closing their doors. It has NOTHING to do with ” attempting to outbreed rabbits”. People need to be careful what they say because Karma can defiantly come back to bite you. You may be comfortable today and jobless tomorrow. I do not believe in a free hand out though, the people who are dependent on public assistance should have to turn in a work search report and ,sad to say, but in most case also submit to drug testing. But do not let a few bad apples spoil the barrel. There are people right now looking for assistance who need it because of plant closings etc. In some situations they worked for the same company for 10, 20, 30 years… But are now up against a recession. I am lucky, my husband is laid off from his company after working 10 years with them. We are living off of my salary and I am an educated female who makes enough money to keep the family up right now but who knows what tomorrow may hold.
If you're foolish enough to believe that a portion of our society doesn't have children in order to increase their welfare benefits, then it looks like karma has already dealt you a pretty hard blow.
Mom Of 3 - In NC -

Dayton, OH

#11 Dec 1, 2009
Cynical wrote:
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If you're foolish enough to believe that a portion of our society doesn't have children in order to increase their welfare benefits, then it looks like karma has already dealt you a pretty hard blow.
Actually Karma has Blessed me immensely. I have a wonderful husband and 3 fantastic children, I am an educated female with a full time career supporting my family and my elderly father in law who is terminally ill. Only thing my father in law has is Medicare and his SSI. I own my own brick home where the 6 of us reside, with NO assistance from welfare. If you were literate enough to read and competent enough to understand what I wrote you would know that I said Not EVERYONE who has to use public assistance is ignorant or have issues with BIRTH CONTROL. Have you looked around yourself lately? PEOPLE WHO COULD AFFORD TO HAVE CHILDREN and have raised their children comfortably (HENCE HAD THEM BEFORE WELFARE!!) NOW are losing their jobs and business owners are closing their doors. It has NOTHING to do with ” attempting to outbreed rabbits”. You may be comfortable today and jobless tomorrow. I do not believe in a free hand out though, the people who are dependent on public assistance should have to turn in a work search report and ,sad to say, but in most case also submit to drug testing. But do not let a few bad apples spoil the barrel. Never did I say I did not believe that a portion of our society doesn't have children in order to increase their welfare benefits. I KNOW there are people that will have a baby or move a friend or two in to live off of the system but IT IS NOT EVERYONE!!!! So think about your comment when karma has you standing in a welfare line after you are laid off from work or your business closes! YOU MAY BE COMFORTABLE TODAY AND JOBLESS TOMORROW.

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