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Working Mother on Food Stamps

I am a separated but married mother with two children. I work full time for a good company that provides excellent benefits. But with the rising prices of insurance, food, gas etc I am struggling to support my children. I also attend college full time to get my degree so that I can prayfully receive a promotion and better financially support my family. My oldest son is in the 3rd grade so I do not have to pay for lunch because we receive SNAP benefits. But my youngest son is still in daycare so that takes a nice chunk out of my check. I do not qualify for daycare asssistance. It gets really hard at times to provide basic necessities at a time like this.

I am struggling to complete college because I have hit the financial aid cap and I am 10 classes from graduation so I am paying out of pocket while still trying to provide for my children with no assistance from their father except him paying half of the daycare expenses. We need congress to work together to provide real relief for working families and not people/corporations that have already made it.

—ManetricIN
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