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How One Vital Food Program Propelled These 17 People to Success

Many people hide the fact that they once received food assistance. These 17 leaders prove there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Posted on: 20 Feb 2013

Take Part • Feb. 20, 2013

Tracie McMillan, 2013 Knight-Wallace Fellow and author of The American Way of Eating

“Food stamps gave me hope: That I was going to get through that rough patch; that it was, in fact, a rough patch and not the ret of my life; that even if I was ashamed to ask for help, at least someone -even the government-could provide when I did. In a way, food stamps are like Kick-starter for poor people; they provide proof that you, and your health are worth something. Healthy food was the most important thing I got from SNAP, but the validation was a close second.”

 

To see all 17 SNAP Take Part leaders, click here.

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