Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Grocery Shopping at Midnight

An increasing number of our neighbors are having to rely on food stamps to make ends meet to survive the economic downturn.  So what happens if funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is cut?  Read more from the Food Research and Action Center

The new NBC television show Rock Center with Brian Williams points out how the increased use of food stamps has changed the way Walmart, the largest retailer in our country, does business.
Carol Johnston, Walmart’s senior vice president of store development, said that store managers have seen an “enormous spike” in the number of consumers shopping at midnight on the first of the month. That’s typically when those receiving federal food assistance have their accounts refilled each month. 
Below is a clip from the show (pardon the commercials--they're part of the clip).  And here is an article by Jessica Hopper from the staff of Rock Center with Brian Williams

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