We can only get the most heavily processed hot cereals, too.SNAP allows us complete freedom in what we buy; it simply limits the amount of money we are allowed to spend.Or, if you are cynical, it is cheaper to provide basic nutritional assistance for the most vulnerable population than to provide health care after they show up in our emergency rooms.Unlike WIC, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as and still informally referred to as “food stamps,” requires a rather lengthy application and many more eligibility requirements.
The state asks companies to submit bids and accepts whatever it can get for the least amount of money. Much has changed in our lives since it was written, but I remain proud of my family, and we do remain both dependent on and grateful for government services provided through the Connecticut Department of Social Services. If you comment here only to vent rage or hate, I will delete your comment.If you have something to say that might help someone or further discussion, I will try to reply. **Disclaimer: I am not trained to explain any of this to anyone, or to help anyone apply.If we chose to use the vouchers they give us for jars of baby food, we could only get certain “flavors” of the Beech Nut brand. Breastfed babies need the iron in the jars of meat, presumably.Babies who are breastfed can get the jars of meat, but babies who are formula fed can only get the fruit and veggie jars. Just for the record, our local WIC office encourages breastfeeding with warmth and enthusiasm, and I love them for it.Every three months, we go to the office and sit down with the booklet and a nutritional counsellor and choose from our options.