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Lawrence anti-hunger advocates worried by proposed food stamp cuts

From itsjusme
" But, it's hard for those who have to pay their own way to stand in the line at a store and see a cart full of expensive meats and sea food charged out."

This one really ticks me off. People on food stamps eat better then the regular Joe.

My son and 6 yr old grandson moved in with us about a year and half ago. He gets $280.00 in food stamps a month for the 2 of them. Each month he goes shopping and buys steaks, crab, lobster, tenderloins, pop, expensive juice, drink boxes for his son. Nothing for breakfast, lunchmeat, chips, veggies or condaments. He buys all kinds of stuff I wish I could afford to buy with my debit/visa card, and I spend about $200.00 to $250.00 a month for all the stuff like that is needed, like meat, potatoes, pasta, veggies, fruit, and all the condaments and spices that are needed. Then all I have to buy during the month is bread, milk and fresh veggies as we go.

I then split my big packages of chicken, hamburger, fish, chops, ect up into packages of 4 so that we make it through the month. My son throws everything in the deep freezer and when its his turn to cook he will cook up the whole package of 10, 12 or more servings. Leftovers will set in the refrigerator for lunch or midnight snacks, most will go bad and be thrown out when I clean the refrigerator on the weekends. The stuff that son buys will last for about a week , 2 weeks if I press it and use up whats leftover for the next night, which doesn't go over well. What I buy lasts pretty much the whole month for all 4 of us.

July 22, 2013 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

When online friends die: a goodbye to Multidisciplinary

RIP Multi. Thanks for lending an ear when I needed it. Good friend indeed!!

June 28, 2012 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Several major changes in Kansas alcohol regulations becoming law

My guess would be that those samples would be for someone actually trying to decide the brand of something they want to purchase. I would hope that the samples are not for every drunk that walks in the door and just wants a sample cause they don't have the money to purchase, or something in that line of thought.

June 7, 2012 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you have a favorite family recipe, and what is it?

I sent you a personal message geekin_topekan. I need more details of the can size for the juice, lol.

May 25, 2012 at 11:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Men who live in structures attached to vehicles relish freedom, not paying rent

KOA Campgrounds out by the airport motel would be a good place for him. But he doesn't want to pay "rent".

April 20, 2012 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City takes steps to change trash system

I pay $4.00 for a city owned trash cart now. I am wondering how much that will go up once everyone has to have them. I think if you already have a cart you should be grandfathered in on the old cost.

February 29, 2012 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

If you could plant anything and have it grow, what would you plant?

I love okra. It's a toss up between fried or pickled though. I got a new Earthway Precision Garden Seeder last year for my birthday. I used it a couple times end of summer, seems to work good. Can't wait to give it a "real" workout this summer. I started the tomatoes and peppers in the house a couple weeks ago. I am so ready for spring.

March 4, 2011 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays?

Are you my brother? Sounds just like my family.

January 3, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade to trot through downtown Lawrence Saturday

What is the route of the parade?

December 1, 2010 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you turned on your heat yet?

Yes, my hubby's a wuss when it comes to the cold.

October 8, 2010 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )