I gross $54 a month more than the cutoff for Food Stamps eligibility for a family of four. I spend almost half of my monthly income on rent, which as most will agree is outrageous in Humboldt. Most of the rest goes to the water bill, PG&E, and gasoline for our two cars. This leaves us around $200 a month to feed four people, which is simply not enough. I have to make occasional trips to the Food Bank to get by. I believe out family is among the worst off when it comes to nutrition. If we were a bit poorer, my children would eat better, and that is sad.
My wife, daughter and I are currently LOW INCOME.... But when our new baby is born in a few months we will drop down to VERY LOW INCOME. Yikes. I knew we had it rough, but putting it like that scares me a bit. We still don't qualify for food stamps or Medi-Cal.
I think local cases of e. coli and salmonella are a great deal more common that reported in this article. Most people who come down with this afflictions think they have the flu.
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Dec 8, 2016
vol XXVII issue 49
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