Hey dave, about your Food stamp question in the US Gov't shutdown thread.. Foodstamps refers to something resembling a credit card thats given by the government and loaded by government monthly with a certain amount depending on how much you make and how many people live in your house. The money on the card can only be used to purchase food and drink. More details at : http://www.gettingfoodstamps.org/whatarefs.htm and like welfare and most other gov't aid it is typically given to lower income households. I make 8/hr and work 50 hr/wk and do not qualify. I also am single and have no children.
I have gained about 15lbs in the past 4 months with all this baby stuff so I do indeed know the feeling Dave.. It's depressing. Sometimes we have those cheese n crackers days or in my case Godiva chocolate days!! Hang in there!! Good luck!!