So inaccurate. Not only are these prices wrong, but fresh foods GO BAD. Hard to keep around, you have to shop every day to eat fresh and if you live paycheck to paycheck that’s not gonna happen
Plus, you need TONS of prep time (beans have to soak for TWELVE HOURS and then take HOURS more to cook) AND the knowledge/expertise to actually cook some of these really complex foods AND the time and the food to waste getting kids to actually eat this stuff - it can take up to 20 exposures for a kid to start eating a new food and if all you’ve previously bought is so-called “junk” it’s gonna take FOREVER and a ton of waste to get them to eat this stuff
But also - although all of those prices are ridiculous, one in particular made me laugh out loud - 1lb chicken breasts, 98 CENTS. Are you JOKING me?! I bought about half a pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts the other day and it cost me around $7.50.
People don’t look at or think critically about these posts, and that’s the problem - there’s such a desire to justify the racist/classist views of “welfare slobs who don’t know what’s good for them”.
To top it all off, most people who have ever been on social assistance RARELY eat fast food, which is what most of these are comparing to. Anyone who’s ever been even a little bit poor, especially as a kid, knows what an incredibly rare treat fast food is. The day-to-day foods they’re buying and living on aren’t boxes of chicken wings - it’s Kraft Dinner, Mr Noodles, Alphagetti - anything that costs less than a dollar per serving.
Eating healthy is great - but it’s expensive as SHIT. Shaming poor people for not being able to feed their kids healthy food doesn’t make them any richer. Supporting food stamps programs does. Advocating for reasonably priced food and sustainable food management does. SUPPORTING SOCIAL ASSISTANCE INCREASES AND MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES DOES. These are things that get healthy foods into the fridges and bellies of food-insecure people. Not this bullshit.
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