My daughter recieves W.I.C. it is a special supplemental nutrition prgram for Women Infants and Children. She will continue to receive this supplement as long as her youngest child is under 5 and she remains in the low income category. It is not food stamps per se but it can be equivocated to goverment cheese.
She recieves foodstuffs to fortify herself and the kids in the way of - formula for the babies, milk, cereal, peanut butter, beans and juice. Items are for specific quantities and sometimes specific brands.
Since I am the main grocery shopper in the house I am on her form as a signer and shopper. The formula is a whole nother post because the cost of formula is beyond outrageous and I don't know how any new parents can afford it without help. The milk is a big help as we go through approx a gallon or more a day if me Marisa and Caitlyn are all home. The peanut butter is a definate staple as Caitlyn's favorite food is a peanut butter sandwich preferably on wheat but the change of the wind or air pressure could change the bread preference at any given moment - even after the peanut butter is spread. The cereal is a bit much, Caitlyn will only eat so many cheerios (cereal is something that is limited to certain brands), but we can get some that Adam likes and that helps on my grocery bill. The juices are apple and pineapple, apple is great. All the kids drink that (when I say kids I mean mine and theirs). It's the pineapple that no one likes. It has to be a 100% pineapple juice with 120% vitamin C, and only 1 brand meets those critereon - Langer's. We have 2 of the 3 bottles from last month left over and a coupon for 3 more that will expire in a couple of weeks.
Herin lies my dilema - should we get the juice and give it to a friend of the family (if anyone wants it), should we just not get it or should we get it and give it to a food bank (all the local food banks are really hurting)? And no, she can't switch it for anything else.
Thank you great grandpa!!
7 years ago