More Wisconsin farmers markets accepting food stamps

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A growing number of farmers markets in Wisconsin are accepting food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 11 farmers markets in the state are participating in the FoodShare program.
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#22
Mar 28, 2012
 
As I noted, limited to 4 states, but the trend is clear. More are sure to follow.
Republicans do not object because it is 'good for small business'.
Democrates do not object because,'needy citizens (strike that) residents need all the help we can give them.

Living off food Stamps is considered a way of being 'independent'. Yeah.
Linda

De Pere, WI

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#23
Dec 7, 2012
 
The Negotiator wrote:
Food stamps should be for staple items only, no exceptions. Also, have anybody ever seen a food stamp person, who uses coupons?
Yes I have. Actually, I am a single mother (of 1 son) that has worked full time her entire life until I was laid off due to this great economy. I have been looking for a job ever since, however I decided to supplement my time by going back to school as well to help me find a better job. What I am trying to say is, I am a single mother who ended up having to apply for Food Share and I do use coupons all the time. I have always worked full time and often worked a 2nd and 3rd job part-time to make ends meet. This is the only program that I am in and only because I absolutely needed it (After all, I have paid taxes since I was 16 and supported others who needed it and unfortunately I am one of those people at this time). Not all of us single mothers are lazy useless bums who leach off the government. We are the result of a failing economy and MEN who are useless and have no desire to help out their children.
Denise

Clayton, MI

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Apr 25, 2013
 
I'm a 22 year old college student who works part time and receives food stamps. I've been trying to find full time work or a second part time job that offers more than 10 hours aa week. It hasn't been easy and I'm not really proud of the fact I need to use food stamps to feed myself. Its my goal to not have to depend on them forever though. I'm just glad more farmers markets are starting to accept them. I believe food stamps should only be used on healthy food. I worked at Pick n Save for 3 years and saw so many of these infamous system scammers only buying junk food and found it repulsive. Many times these people were rude, disrespectful, and had some of the most badly behaved kids. But that I balme the parents for. But, a lot of my coworkers got food stamps along with others who needed them. I just wish there was a way to better determine who really needs food stamps and whose just ripping off the system.
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Jul 10, 2013
 
I was very upset reading the negetive comments myself, i recently starting receiving EBT benefits beacause my husband lost his job and i am a stay at home mom, I had to cry almost everyday because i did not know how i could afford feeding my family of 6 and try to pay all my bills on an unemployment check! so i am very grateful that I am allowed this, is definantly eases things a bit. And for that coupon comment, I use every coupon ad price matching i can to make sure I get the most out of my benefits, so I don't know what that comment was even supposed to mean. and for the record I am totally white and own my own house etc., sometimes people just need a little help temporarily. I completely understand there are alot of people who abuse the system, that's why your not supposed to judge people!
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Jun 6, 2014
 
Hypocrites R Us wrote:
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You really are ignorant. You cannot use an EBT card to purchase food from any restaurant or fast food store, even if the store is a kiosk
located inside another store. There are signs at grocery stores telling you that pre-cooked items from their deli's are not allowed to be purchased with EBT cards either. Btw, how did you know they were called EBT cards vs food stamps, as the article called them, anyway? And how do you know that the cards go by the last digit of your SS #? Sounds to me like you have a friend or family member collecting these benefits and are angry or jealous that they are getting some help.
How ignorant. Wow LOL being a college student who has an ebt card im glad its there for me to use and help me out and when im out of college ill be saving your ignorant life

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Jun 14, 2014
 
Lots of college graduates on my caseload get food stamps.
They don't work. You would think after ten years they could find a job.

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