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user-inactivated  ·  1106 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How poor people stay poor

    Also, I'll admit that I'm wholly ignorant here, but how do people go hungry when we have food stamp programs? I'm not skeptical so much as I'm confused. I had thought that that program worked...

There are actually many food programs which all have their own requirements for qualification and what they do and do not cover. There are also a lot of private organizations that help out the hungry as well, such as food pantries and churches, who all have their own criteria that must be met but tend to be a little more flexible and open to discretion. Churches and food pantries are great for situations where on paper someone doesn't qualify for government aid but in fact they do need some very real help.