In this eye-opening article, one woman writes about her experience taking a homeless mother grocery shopping, including the expectations so many of us have for homeless or poor people and what they should be buying at a grocery store:
“Here’s the thing,” she explained. “We can’t have anything perishable in the shelter. So, the girls never get enough fruits or vegetables. We don’t have a stove or a fridge. I don’t want you to think I’m buying bad things. I just don’t have a way to keep the good things.”
The author also touches upon the reasons why low-income people buy what they buy:
Low-income Americans are traditionally stuck in a deeply unfortunate food cycle. With meager funds, they rely on the cheapest food sources, which are those being subsidized by the government: soy, corn, and wheat. These inexpensive crops are turned into inexpensive foods, mixed with sugars and highly processed, leading to chronic health concerns like obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
Read the full article here: http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/what-i-learned-after-taking-a-homeless-mother-grocery-shopping/.