$16 for Food

When I first read it I thought my eyes were deceiving me. They weren’t. This afternoon I received notice from Delaware County, New York informing me that I’ve been awarded $16 a month in food stamps. A few months ago when I lived in Albany County, New York, I received $130 a month in food stamps, and they helped, enormously.

I’ve known hunger – real hunger – in life.  When I was homeless I twice received medical treatment for hunger pains which are, in a word, brutal.

Needless to say, I am going to appeal, especially since there has been no increase in my revenue and anything but a decrease in my overhead.

There a very few blows in life that wound so deep they buckle my knees; this one did.

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