SNAP should not be cut! I was also an AmeriCorps VISTA in California receiving $200 a month, but I thought that was plenty as a single woman. One thing that did help was the food-stamp match program offered at the farmer's market. For every dollar I spent there, I received 1 free dollar to also spend there. It was brilliant, but it only lasted as long as the grant money. Cutting SNAP is not a good decision - if Obama's own wife is having this huge healthy eating campaign, than healthy food needs to become more affordable. Cutting food stamps will only make things worse, unless another initiative replaces it so everyone can afford healthy food.
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I agree. Like the author mentions, it should be "story facilitator." I just completed a project for an urban development class and it was about participatory approaches in community development. In many cases, once you grant ownership of a piece of land, the beneficiaries do the rest (quickly, efficiently, to their culture desires, cheaply, they pool resources, etc). It's amazing and I think people will do incredible things with only a little facilitation from others.
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