Due to trying to care for both my son and my husband, I cannot hold down a job. counter, an event with the potential to reduce productivity at the register and stigmatize participants. Those of us who don’t CHOOSE to be unemployed or underpaid feel shame in having to get HELP to survive. some combination of calories, fats, added sugars, and salt. Available at http://www.fns.usda.gov/oane. USDA – Food and Nutrition Service 3 March 1, 2007 emphasis on the overall pattern of food eaten, rather than any one food or meal. What some people fall to realize is some EBT users had job @ one point in time.Everybody holling my tax money you get the money back @ the end of the year. of desirable nutrients outweighs the presence of nutrients to be avoided or consumed in I get what u’re saying, but since you can’t afford a damn cake maybe you should try to sign up for food stamps yourself. No I’m not on them because I want the extra money. People that has something to say about someone using these progams are mad because they arent able to get them. The burden of Also, why not get an apartment instead of that house you have, since you eat a piece of bread and glass of water for dinner? 1 This suggestion actually has a rather long history. It also raises the question of SNAP was designed to not just help low income families but to give certain disadvantaged people a new outlook on life, a full belly which MOST have NOT had for months before they find out if they are denied or accepted, the process to apply was agonizing bec most of us do not have internet, TV, cable, or a computer for that matter so it’s not like these families have it easy. This implies a significant expansion of Several approaches could be considered; however, each has significant drawbacks. Ok I think some people need to let up some and relizes we all need a little help with something. producers could be required to certify that their product meets the Federal standard for food When my husband died I had to go on support to keep my child alive and nourished aswell as myself for a short period of time, and sometimes that was the only thing we had at all. payment (cash) for another (food stamps). If you want to make food purchases at a gas station or convenience store, you can, but you won't be able to buy food at your favorite coffee shop. Stamp Program. be prohibited from using their benefits to buy foods with limited nutritional value. on eight nutrients: protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, calcium, and I totally agree once a year to make your child feel speciall like the other kids wont hurt anyone. I see this EVERY Saturday and Sunday. Doughnuts are not often a source of desirable stamp recipients should be prohibited from using their benefits to buy foods with limited • Foods contain many components that can affect health, and diets contain many foods. So, though I would love to be able to work, I cannot. dont judge without even knowing each persons sitiuation. While subject to regulation, serving sizes do not always reflect consumption smaller than the variety of foods in grocery stores. My point is, honestly if I feel like buying a bakery cake for my child’s 5th birthday coming up, I’m going to do it because that’s my money too. Just because I am suffering and hardly getting by doesn;t mean that my kids shouldn’t get a birthday cake. the 160,000 stores authorized to accept food stamps – especially small stores and specialty "You always get scrutiny for using food-stamp benefits when you buy a treat for your kids," said Gaines-Turner, 39, a married mother of three who works for Eddie's House, a West Philadelphia nonprofit that helps young people who age out of foster care. In regards to buying a cake ie wedding cake or birthday cake, go right ahead and do so. You can use your EBT card to buy most items from bakeries, including bread, cookies, and cakes. nutrients could be considered. water ices, chewing gum, and certain candies. Its 2012. food stamp recipients, and may discourage some eligible low- income persons from serious problems with the rationale, feasibility and potential effectiveness of this proposal. WHY JUSTIN BEIBER IS MORE HANDSOME THAN GEORGE CLOONEY. USDA – Food and Nutrition Service 8 March 1, 2007 I’m very responsible with mine and even if I wasn’t???? 10 Special preliminary tabulations of 1999-2002 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey If you never have had to be in the system, congrats, but dont be jealous or hateful to those that need too. deleted00099009 Mississippi 524 posts. common sense and expert or stakeholder panels is that both can be influenced by a number of I can’t even afford the 45 dollar birthday cake everybody’s ranting about and my birthday is Thursday. such as comparing prices across stores, looking for store specials and stocking up on bargains – Im not not put on this Earth to care what you feel about me. I’m ok with my taxes going to buy a cake for a child of a low income Family. Damn maybe they don’t have the skills like you do to make and decorate cakes like you!! Sorry but you sound like a f*cking idiot! If you are so quick to judge shame on you. food stamp participants, grants to connect food stamp shoppers with farmers markets, and I stumbled upon this article while searching whether or not you can purchase birthday cakes w/ an EBT card. 😉 Don’t judge if you don’t know the facts. sometimes us single parents or parents in general are not able to afford to get them anything at all for their birthdays but a cake. Report prepared by Alta Systems for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, February 2005. Just because a child may not come from a wealthy family doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t deserve to feel special one day out of the year. Damn straight jose! • Restrictions may not change the nature of participants’ food purchases; To say that all persons using it is lazy, drug users. Second, a State fats, cholesterol, added sugars, salt, and alcohol. Making Distinctions among Foods presence of desirable nutrients. Can you buy cakes with food stamps. I disagree. Food stamp There are hundreds of thousands of hard working americans right now who are unemployed or working jobs that do not pay enough to cover the basic needs of their families. Program participants make roughly 1 billion food purchase transactions each year.5 which foods are allowed and which are not – suggesting that substantial resources would be !…GET A LIFE!! Do you think you have to stop paying as much? It’s not the person that’s the problem for buying there child a birthday gift or themselves a birthday cake on food stamps. Where do you think your “tax money” would go if they ended food stamps all together? You’d have to live with your parents. Buns & Rolls. should be limited, do not enter into the score. an i dnt feel not one bit bad about using food stamps to buy my son a birthday cake an for thoes of u who do get off ur high horses howbout it . I am not a great baker… So I was planning on getting her one from a bakery. Be prepared to become a teetotaler or pay out of pocket for any drinks containing alcohol. Once per Day If you buy through our links, we may earn a commission to support our work. competition with meals provided through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. it is likely that some recipients will not always be able to keep track of which foods are Butcher shops and meat markets are also eligible for SNAP purchases. You can use your food stamps to purchase birthday cake as long as the value of any decorations is not more than 50% of the total cake price. But dont complain about what goes on in someone elses household that has nothing to do with you. I have been with the father of both my children since I was 16 and we had our first child at 18. If we all spent as much time worrying about ourselves and our situations as we did worrying about what other people are doing in their lives, the world would be a much better more productive place! The most popular color? stamp recipients are subject to the same factors that influence food choices throughout our There is no guarantee that Maybe one day someone that you know and/or care about will end up on them and you will realize things aren’t always what they seem. “Food Product Introductions Continue to Decline in 2000.” FoodReview, Volume 25, Issue 1, Just because you are told by mainstream media that everyone on government assistance is just lazy and worthless doesn’t mean you have to believe it. We lived in a nice loft in Atlanta and drove new cars and even had our “Sunday” car. Anyone lucky enough to be employed should thank their lucky stars. • No evidence exists which indicates that food stamp benefits directly contribute to poor food ( Log Out /  I can guarantee you an amount of money that anyone on foodstamps because they had no other options would trade it in a second to just “scrape by” every month, because the majority of us are barely even doing that. Look and listen to you low life people. Some families actually DONT make enough cash to survive. The government's rules are clear: Pet upkeep comes at owners' expense, and pet food does not count among the eligible food that can be purchased with SNAP dollars. Work 3 jobs to try to give them everything they NEED. separate food items; they are more likely to recommend exclusion of broad categories (soft So I say if you’re hungry ain’t nothing wrong with food stamps. Energy drinks that have a supplement facts label are classified by the FDA as supplements, and are therefore not eligible. You make all of us look bad. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally would want to…HaHa). I disagree with you beverly. upon closer examination, serious concerns emerge regarding the feasibility and rationale for the • If the standards for individual foods are different than the standards for the total diet, Here I am, 31 years old and a full time student…again! gives greater weight to local – sometimes parochial – interests. You should be talking about the upper class members of society who pay less taxes than me and make enough money to buy a house in one day. Don’t hate, thats why you don’t have what is most precious. I am one of the stories. What is this person to do when they have 2 children at home to feed? by low-income households (for both food at home and away from home) exceeded the average food stamp benefit i have food stamps an i buy my sons birthday cake with them every year an see nothing wrong with it someppl kant afford it out of the pocket im a single mother an i bust my ass an work an still if i didnt recieve food stamps we wouldnt eat an thats not my fault its the cost of living an the minimum wadge that holds me bak . authorized retailers in a manner that enables them to update their point-of-sale systems. If you’re 18yrs and come from a wealthy family and you get pregnant heck you are eligible. identifying a limited set of foods that make the least contribution to a healthy diet. prepared for the Food and Nutrition Service by Abt Associates. and zinc – than are higher-income individuals. So if anyone has a problem with that I say SHAME on you! 82, No. This post actually made me tear up. Because of my illness I am no longer able to work in the fied I am trained in. What parent wants their child to feel inferior to there friends, or doesn’t want to give them the absolute best that they deserve? I’m a single mother w food stamps and I couldn’t afford to feed my 3 children w/o food stamps and it is only a few people who abuse it. Its not about the price of the cake its the fact that maybe they can’t buy there kid a nice gift the least they can do is get a nice cake for the poor kid. Every month is still a struggle. You best humble yourself or something could easily put you in that position within where some of us have at this moment. I don’t know why anyone would be concerned about people buying a birthday cake with their foodstamps. Or one could expand and strengthen And the people who have the nerve to post crap like this have no idea what our lives are like. of selected ingredients contained in foods. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Restricting the use of food stamps would not limit consumer It’s not up to the taxpayer to buy this kid a birthday cake– premade, or any otherwise. People buy birthday cakes with food stamps all the time at places like walmart, safeway, etc. You say sorry for not being able to get the shoes they really wanted or even needed but yet you work your ass off miss time with your kids. (Because lawmakers have thought of everything, there's even a stipulation that, when celebrating autumn holidays, you can buy pumpkins — but not decorative gourds. The Dietary quantify the nutrient density of foods. the expense of attention to the overall dietary pattern. Energy drinks that include nutrition facts labels qualify as "food items" and are eligible for purchase with EBT. Sweets include jello, candy, ice cream, pudding, Ice/popsicles, muffins, sweet rolls, cake/cupcakes, cookies, pies/cobblers, pastries and For example, food stamp group of foods perceived as having limited nutritional value. At least two cautions apply to these comparisons. SGD 21.09. Growing up I would have done anything to have that “cool” cake. In general, the basis for classifying foods must be sufficiently sophisticated to Don't forget to bookmark can you buy a cake from walmart with food stamps using Ctrl + D (PC) or Command + D (macos). health, and diets contain many foods. Fortunately, we have good health insurance (that I pay a LOT for) which paid for the treatment that saved his life, but since then, we have only my meager earning to live off of… And our food stamps. • Expert and/or Stakeholder Opinion: One could rely on “common sense” or the judgment and thanks every one i was not sure if i could purchase a cake with ebt. Households CANNOT use SNAP benefits to buy: Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco; How people just blindly make comments about people based on their use of ebt/snap. We are sure that this article explains every item that you can you with food stamps. • There are more than 300,000 food products on the market, and an average of 12,000 new products My income is low enough that I still qualify for food stamps each month. !…, That’s why people like u should mind your own business and shut the hell up. What next, those with foodstamps should not be able to buy lobster tails or shrimp because your budget doesnt allow you to? Your health can put you down in a matter of seconds. There are too many of you who simply sit back and choose to live off of others. I have an ebt card.. Y’all must be in good standings. stamp households, they do not necessarily provide the entire food budget, nor are they expected Based on these criteria alone, they would appear preferable to orange juice. and other burdens associated with identifying and enforcing new food restrictions given the very http://www.fns.usda.gov/oane My stance is this, people need to stop worrying about what is going on in someone else’s household. • Should standards for a healthy diet be applied to individual foods? The definition of FMNV focuses I have been working since i was 16. Because those 45 dollars could go towards 4 whole days worth of food for the boy. Yes, you can purchase gift baskets with food stamps. Food stamp recipients shop frequently and use careful shopping practices – maybe all they could do was the cake. There are also some fancy items like pizza and cake that you can buy. Too narrow a That’s my personal opinion, but I do feel strongly about it! doughnuts. Kid gets no cake. make sure u treat your kids good because sometimes no matter what people think single moms needs those foodstamps and its up to you to do what you want. The only jobs in the town I live in is fast food. Now also note, that the money carries over, so if a family chooses to save a little each month for that upcoming birthday (or wedding), then so be it. However, Heck, they aren’t even really getting any gifts. I was a tax payer now I’m a stay at home mom with some financial issues. permitted, and which should not? While Majority of the time the gifts are toothbrush, diapers, wipes, and few clothing items which being homeless you are ever so grateful for. This program was design to help people. (There does seem to be some flexibility around whether you can use SNAP to purchase Starbucks — particularly canned beverages or packaged foods — at kiosks within grocery stores or Target locations.). oversimplification, concerns about obesity may lead one to focus on calories and added sugars; : Yes - Why not ? Yes there are people who take advantage of the system. I am blessed enough to be attending the nations best aviation college. fruit juice that has fewer calories and total sugars (though more added sugars) per serving I had my 1st child when i was 25 when he was 1 i bought him an Winnie the Pooh birthday cake from Walmart. But definitely don’t pay my money for it. Let me tell you, your tax dollars go to so many places, you would be surprised to find out many of the places you truly don’t support or want to know about. violations. Dairy, cereals, meat, seafood and poultry as well as organic produce are all allowable. embarrassment if restrictions on the use of benefits are substantially expanded. Maybe they couldn’t afford a gift for their child because they had bills to pay so they purchased the “huge ass fancy” birthday cake with the EBT card because that would make their child happy. We have always paid in to the system, we both still do, and I am so thankful that I live in a country that can help my family, and other families, when times are tough. Yeah YOUR tax dollars paid them to do that! Among the everyday grocery items you can't buy are cleaning supplies, paper products, and household supplies. Along with traditional bricks-and-mortar stores, Amazon offers grocery delivery with EBT in all participating states. who cared for her two year old daughter. calcium, and iron.13 One serious limitation of this approach is the absence of a daily nutrients not considered. would fail the 20 percent threshold for total fats and for saturated fat, and many of those that The definition of FMNV focuses on eight nutrients: protein, vitamin But, again, the value of non-food items included in these baskets cannot exceed half of their cost. restrictions on the purchase of higher fat foods may not serve the needs of families with young Working class people get high, make poor decisions with money, write checks and hope their money comes in to cover that check they had no business writing. Wow!!! But, from an experience that I never dreamed of and I am an educated person…This is Nov. 2013. Obesity, Poverty, and Participation in Nutrition Assistance Programs. May God be with all of you. No! I pay taxes just like you do so really its not a big deal the shit people like you should really throw a fit about it aborations and starving children all over even the elderly that are mistreated and our troops that cant recieve medical or any of that by all means i have a sister that is in the army and is relying on foodstamps to help feed her kids so are you gonna tell a person that goes to fight for your freedom to not buy a ” LUXURY” CAKE please it get ate and aslong as that happens its considered a food item so get over it, I choose not to be judgmental of others. Get a Life. First of all, tax funds are so spread out that you have no idea where your money is being used. For example: Professional, independent bakeries do not accept SNAP. That’s why Heart Attacks and Strokes are such a high cause to death and Cancer. I own a custom cake shop and a I had a woman call me a few days ago and started complaining that she can’t find a “custom cake shop” that accepts food stamps and that I “NEED” to start accepting them “cuz I’d be making a lot of money if I did! Due to his visual restrictions, it is not feasible for him to “watch” the kids, but we have done the math and it doesn’t make sense for me to go to work to make even $10 an hour and pay for 2/3 to be in childcare.Even $15 an hour is roughly $500 week take home and would pay $400 for childcare. Yea right! ", Not only can you buy a cake with EBT, you can also mark an occasion or a holiday with a gift basket. The birthday cake thing, I think is okay if it’s already made at the bakery. THAT PISSES ME OFF TO KNOW END!!! With the goal of promoting self-sufficiency, the USDA allows SNAP beneficiaries to purchase seeds and plants to grow food. Can you buy a $45 bakery made cake with EBT/Foodstamps? Actually, the majority of the recipients work full time jobs thus they are paying their share of taxes as well. But that’s your problem– not the rest of the country. • There is no strong research-based evidence to support restricting food stamp benefits. I have an EBT card and I have plans on purchasing my boyfriend’s cake w/ it. this is all just really stupid i am 20 years old and i have a hustband and 2 small kids i am a very young mother that needs help and that dont hurt anything and my husband trys so hard as a c tech but it aint his fault that there is not business he dont get paid hourly he gets paid flag means if he done work on a car he gets no hours and no hours means no pay we try to make it through and life is hard so all u ppl out there downin ppl that use food stamps carma is a bitch really what goes around comes around one day this might be u cuz yall want to talk crap. So get offline and stop taking up space, I don’t have a problem with it because on the other side of things those toys u buy children for your children, clothes, or anything else material that may be purchase you can’t get on ebt so what’s wrong with a nice cake. Better yet, ill say a prayer for them! The idea of restricting the use of food stamp benefits may be appealing on its face. The only way of getting rid of welfare is lowering cost of living, raising minimum wage, and putting a cap on the length of time a family can be on it. I myself am pregnant, moms birthday is Thursday and wished I could find a job or get cash to get her a gift so I thought maybe I could get her a lil cake and cook dinner with the only income I have …my food stamps… its the best I can do. If you qualify for them then yes your struggling to care for your family. Just know that you'll have to avoid extravagance, since "the value of non-edible decorations [must] not exceed 50% of the purchase price of the cake. Conclusion September, 2005. distinction between healthy and unhealthy foods is far more difficult. These approaches are more practical, and likely • Are “healthy” foods characterized by the absence of nutrients to be avoided, the Grow up & get a life!! ! This may be a positive development if the industry finds ways it makes me absolutely SICK to my stomach how most people like YOU put people down and make them feel ASHAMED that they have foodstamps, NOBODY knows each others life’s. Does that mean you’re a thief too? Beer and wine from the grocery store are forbidden, as is hard liquor. Thank GOD I can atleast get them a cake or I would be even more saddened than I already am now. 4, 721-732. !”” Haha no they def do not. You all that are talking bad about this make me sad. nutrient ratios. USDA – Food and Nutrition Service 7 March 1, 2007 Am trying to work to a point where I can hopefully quit one(probably not until next year though) his birthday is one of the only days I have off from both jobs. tests – to what extent the proposed restriction would have the desired effect of reducing allowed, thus increasing the chances that some purchase transactions will be rejected at the No where is perfect, be happy you live here. Yes, when I was on unemployment, I did make more at that time than I did when I was working…but there was a tainted feel to it. Stop the judging. This option is problematic for several reasons. So what if you have a job without God you wouldn’t have anything. is challenging to determine whether – and the point at which – the presence or absence of desirable People are entitled to buy what they want with the help they get , if you cant afford a 45 dollar cake then maybe you should apply for foodstamps cause apparently the person who did spend that much is giving there child something that ANYMOTHER SHOULD TAX PAYER OR NOT .! money. But, you are right, this is the only way some folks can afford a birthday cake. We are homeless and basically the ebt is a blessing so to hell with anyone who feels disgusted that I am going to buy hery a cake that is $80. Have a great day everyone! Well, when I told her my minimum price she just hung up! I have been laid off since the end of February and have been looking for jobs almost everyday. However, that is now all gone and we have resorted to the state, as he is in limbo with disability and case workers trying to get us back on track. Now my husband is not a lazy man. Next time PLEASE stay out of other folks business and how they pay for their items or what they use to pay with!! Similarly, some brands of potato chips have less sodium per serving than some popular And i work a full time job myself. In June of 2012 we had our second child and in August of 2012 my husband lost his job again due to corporate down sizing, again, no fault of our own. 10 Things You Can't Buy With Food Stamps 04/03/2014 09:51 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016 In eighth grade I was terrible in home-economics class because I had little appreciation for how practical the skills would be some day. Households CANNOT use SNAP to buy: Prepared items (hot foods and food that can … And iif i got some left i go buy crab legs and shrimp. Well, now it’s my twin boys 5th birthday today. Hygiene items like soaps, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and cosmetics can't be purchased using SNAP. Some people need help every once in a while, and for you people without kids don’t talk until you are in the position of not being able to afford a decent birthday cake. REALLY?! ppl try u know and some times it works and some times it dont get over it and stop talkin shit. an amendment to eliminate foods with negligible or little nutritional value in its deliberations that led to the Food identifying which products met Federal standards would most likely fall on an expanded bureaucracy That may have been that estimated cancer patient child last birthday, were they suppose to explain that to you? If my walmart will allow it, I will have to use my card to get his cake. I follow the rules of the program, so whatever I choose to buy that complies with those rules is my choice and my business. You have kids, well, complain about the teachers who are getting paid even when none of their students pass the state exams. Introduction There are some people who abuse the system, but we are definitely not those people. I know it’s hard for some people to see on the other side. Sweets 61.6 72.1 Worked his butt off all of my life. Perhaps you stumbled by this blog because you have signed up for foodstamps/EBT/Snap and are wondering if you can, in fact, by a bakery made cake with your plastic EBT card.  On Sunday I was at the Walmart in Long Beach and the people in front of me had a cake that was $45, according to the cashier.  They pulled out their EBT card which features a photograph of the California coastline and paid for the $45 cake with their foodstamp/EBT/Snap card.  You might be saying: ‘Yay! That is the law on Food Stamps. I am a bold person who would ask for a copy of their receipt. I’m very responsible w mine. If you were to loose your Job, had a mortgage and CHILDREN TO FEED, I bet you would have EBT. This approach is a conservative one, No I do not think that you should be able to buy a wedding cake or even an extravagant birthday cake for that matter. My son was born with an extremely rare birth defect, and has been on SSI since he was about a year old. Recipients that purchase ineligible items may be sanctioned. I graduated highschool. So before you pass judgement on something you know so little about make sure your own closet is clean before u talk about someone elses. I can’t afford to buy decorations not even a birthday hat. At 1-800-Bakery.com when you order cakes online, we deliver the most delectable, appealing, tempting cake you will find anywhere! Making America Stronger: A Profile of the Food Or she may have had a really good month couponing and saving as much money as she could and decided to splurge a little for herself or a member of her family. Seriously, who gave you and your idiot husband full time jobs knowing that you don’t have cars…which I’m sure you don’t because you eat a piece of bread and glass of water for dinner.