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Letter to the Editor: Chronicle is ignorant

— Ignorant

To the editor:

Re: Ignorant editorial about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

You do know that a ‘foodstamp’ recepient cannot purchase prepared hot goods anywhere with an EBT card don’t you? Or are you just going on the ‘facts’ you get from faux news?

And as for recepients being restricted from purchasing ‘low’ nutrional foods, I’d like everyone who goes to the store for a case or a bottle of something alcoholic to absolutely promise to only make ‘good’ judgments. Apparently the editorial board of the Chronicle has never met anyone who has run out of foodstamps and cash at the end of every month.

Hello, my name is Heather. I am white, college-educated, and I worked full-time in this town for 11 years. I am on SNAP benefits now because I am trying to get well. I have suffered most of my life from none, and then damaging, psychiatric care.

I am very concerned that the publisher holds these views and now I am suspect because I receive SNAP benefits. Despite all that, I am a part of your community.

Heather Thompson

The Dalles

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