Last summer, Sue Kerr of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents shared with us her take on “bullies with buggies” – the phenomenon of “register rage” when people in grocery stores judge and condescend to someone paying with food stamps for what they have in their cart. Has anything changed since then?
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Our 25th Anniversary Harvest Celebration Dinner was a great success! 400 supporters helped us raise over $28,000! This support will greatly aid our efforts to reduce barriers to public benefits, educate and mobilize communities, and strengthen the anti-poverty safety net on behalf of the tens of thousands of poor and low-income families in Allegheny County. Remembering […]
I never really understood why or how people manage to monitor the grocery shopping habits of other people in their line. Beyond idle curiosity, I really don’t care. But there’s a persistent group of bullies in our society who use grocery shopping to exert moral pressure on poor people.
If you didn’t read the recent op-ed in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, America’s food stamp mentality, I’ll save you the bother. If you’re anything like me – and thankfully, most people are more like me than like the author Jennifer Stefano, the Pennsylvania director of America for Prosperity – it would just make your blood boil. I […]
Published on Thursday, May 29 with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Letters to the Editor on the Web. You can find the letter we’re responding to right here. Everyone deserves foodI was appalled by the ignorance of the May 22 Web letter “Government Spending I Don’t Like.” As an AmeriCorps•VISTA member, I am proudly serving our country […]