Yesterday I was at the grocery store and two women were ahead of me in line. They had two children (a sick infant and a 3ish girl). They paid for their groceries in small WIC checks (under $5 each). They had to process each order separately. One for apples. One for formula. One for candy bars. It took them about 20 minutes to process this - all for less than $15 worth of food.
I live in a nice part of town and this is the SECOND day in a row that I experienced something like this. The day before a woman was in front of me and had THREE cards rejected when trying to pay for her food.
Is this a sign? I feel for these women and don't know what to do to help. Is there a place for women to build community - grow a garden together, learn how to make their own clothes (for them and their babies), breastfeed their children (to save money on formula), learn how to make money from home to save on daycare? Is there a place for women like this? If there is, please let me know as I HAVE to help my sisters out there.
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Marta wrote 740 Days Ago (neutral)0Thank you Ana, you have inspired me to think and look for solutions to this problem too.0 points Queenie wrote 743 Days Ago (positive)1Sadly, I'm not so sure there are enough places where women can build community and find support, and I suspect many are unaware of what IS available. Your post has inspired me to find out what kinds of support/programs are available in my community. Thank you, Ana!1 point Robbie wrote 743 Days Ago (neutral)0I'm sure the answers will come to you Ana, you are solution oriented. To bring people together to help each other, whether it's through a school (students) or an organization or volunteers...to educate in order for people to learn how to garden or sew and to work from home. Thank you for sharing your experience and concern...0 points