A meditation about food, for Thanksgiving.
The Nonprofiteer just went shopping at her neighborhood Jewel (a mid-level supermarket, between Aldi and Whole Foods) and spent $114 on food for herself. Nor was she wildly extravagant: she bought fruits and vegetables, a bag of shrimp and some turkey sausage, applesauce and pudding, butter and angel hair pasta, Fudgesicles and diet Coke, and coffee.
So how the hell does anyone make it on the SNAP [Food Stamp] allocation of $194 per person per month?
The answer is, of course, that no one does; that’s why there are food pantries and school lunches. Not to mention hungry people.