FoodStamps.org Provides Open Forum for Personal Stories of Food Stamp Survival

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An open call for personal accounts by FoodStamps.org will provide a voice for recipients who have been getting a bad rap thanks to some members of Congress. While food stamp cuts still may be a possibility, FoodStamps.org wants its community to speak out on how they are using the program to survive in a down economy.

FoodStamps.org is committed to its community, and we want to provide that open voice for anyone who has something to say.

The leading website for food assistance information, FoodStamps.org, has released an open call for those currently struggling on food stamps to write in about their story and what it takes to make it work. The open call is in response to the current battle to protect food stamps from government budget cuts and also give a voice to the over 45 million Americans who are currently receiving food assistance. Jeff Giles, founder and creator behind the food stamps information site, stated that one of the main reasons for this forum is because he’s tired of the way that food stamp recipients are painted in the media.

“The open forum is really because no one is allowing food stamp recipients to speak and tell their side of the story, but politicians are making assumptions about the face of food stamp recipients, suggesting that it’s a waste of resources to help millions of Americans,” said Giles. “They make it seem like every family is committing an act of fraud or living on $20,000 a year from SNAP, and it’s just not the case. Those fraudulent cases only account for a very small portion of the whole picture. The majority of food stamps recipients and children.”

The open call will launch will launch this week on the blog. Visitors can write in with any personal story about what it takes to survive on food stamps, how they got through the food stamps process, how to save more money at the grocery store and so forth. While certain topics are supplied as inspiration, readers can respond with any topic as long as it applies to food stamps. Those who write in may also be part of a larger segment in which writers conduct interviews to learn further about the personal process that Americans have to make to receive food stamps assistance.

“FoodStamps.org is committed to its community, and we want to provide that open voice for anyone who has something to say. The Internet can be an amazing conduit for information but also works as a helpful guide. Visitors will be able to read and see other stories, give feedback and also show that there is a different side to food stamps than what some in Congress would have taxpayers believe,” said Giles.

FoodStamps.org is requesting visitors to write in with personal stories now until August 31st and one story will be published each week.

SNAP is the second largest welfare program in the United States. FoodStamps.org is one of the leading sites for information on the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and continually provides daily updated news and guides for food stamps recipients and those seeking assistance from the welfare program.

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