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Can you really buy caviar with food stamps?

Answer 1:

Caviar is the roe of a fish. It’s a meal. It’s available for purchase using SNAP. However, given that the average SNAP payment was $173 per month, I doubt the recipient would purchase caviar, which costs $18 for a small jar. They’d rather buy canned mackerel, which costs $1.62 per pound and is one of the cheapest proteins available.

Anyway, it’s none of anyone’s concern what they buy or consume once they obtain the card.

Answer 2:

You should be able to buy it with food stamps if it is being sold in a location that takes them and it is food. Alcohol is the only limitation.

The majority of caviar eaters do not purchase it from their neighborhood Safeway. Caviar from the supermarket isn’t thought to be very nutritious.

Caviar like Romanoff Black Lumpfish caviar may be obtained at grocery shops. For 2 oz., it usually costs roughly $23. It tastes terrible, yet it’s available at Wal-Mart for free with food stamps. I wouldn’t suggest it as a caviar experience.

It is entirely up to you if you choose to purchase items that are excessively priced. Every month, you receive a certain sum for as many people live in your home. However, you will find that your money will not last until the end of the month, and if you do not purchase appropriately, you will go hungry.

When you help someone, it’s insulting to place absurd limits and regulations on them as if you’re trying to prevent them from making poor decisions. While many people feel that individuals who get food stamps and welfare need to be taught money management skills, that they are trying to scam the system, or that they just do not want to work, there is no evidence that this is true for the vast majority of people who receive assistance.