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Soft Drinks No. 1 Purchase by Food Stamp Recipients; $357,700,000 From 1 Grocery Chain

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Soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single U.S. grocery retailer.

 

That is according to a new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the food stamp program.

By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps.

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  • Purple Wings

    I saw this all the time in my cashier days at Walmart, from which I was recently able to quit. Food stamp recipients buy a lot of soda, unhealthy snacks and frozen meals, as well as useless “food” like ramen. A lot of them buy real food, but there is way too much of our tax dollars being spent on junk.