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Upwardly mobile from food stamps

My parents were on food stamps when I was a toddler. This wasn't due to lack of work ethic at all. When they got a windfall from a bequest, they bought land and built a house with their own hands. With the stability of their own home, they went on to become community leaders and put me through college, paving my way to the upper middle class. Although the windfall was important, I have to say that without that early support from SNAP, our family's story could have been very different. Please don't assume that people on food stamps are lazy! They definitely need our support.
—JuniperCA
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