By Andrew Freeman
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.”
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