My SNAP Story

I am a middle-aged white woman living in Washington, D.C. I’m a college-educated writer who edits on the side. I have a cat.

Guess Which New Grocery Store Doesn’t Accept Food Stamps?

Here’s a hint: this store doesn’t take credit cards, either.

Should SNAP Benefits Include Pet Food?

When hard times hit, people can apply for food stamps for themselves and their families — but they don’t have an equivalent way of feeding their pets. 

Falling Through Layers of Bureaucracy, Hoping For Financial Support

The Toll It Takes To Work Weddings

One Out of Six Seniors Experiences Food Insecurity

How To Feed Your Family In 8 or 9 Complicated Steps

When Colleges Open Food Banks On Campus

Stories Of Being On The Dole

Gwyneth Paltrow GOOPs Up Food Stamps