Breaking News Bar
posted: 2/15/2014 5:01 AM

A way to keep SNAP benefits for necessities

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

I too get angry when I see people use their SNAP benefits for food and then pay cash for alcohol and cigarettes. But what makes me even angrier is the fact that people receiving SNAP benefits can buy all the junk food, soda and candy they want, but can't buy toilet paper, cleaning supplies or personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, shampoo or bath soap. And contrary to what Mr. Schneider states in his Feb. 12 letter, I believe it can be legislatively prevented.

In fact it already is -- to a point. You already can't buy alcohol or tobacco products, just extend the prohibition to unhealthy foods and extend the SNAP benefits to cover those other necessities that no one seems to think about until they're out of toilet paper.

Katherine Marek

Des Plaines

Share

Interested in reusing this article?

Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.

The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.

Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *

Message (optional)

Success - Reprint request sent Click to close
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here