In Missouri, the food stamp program is called SNAP and it allows people to receive up to $6,200 in benefits every month.
The program is meant to help the poor and needy.
But many are saying the program is being used to help people who aren’t poor.
CBS 2’s Amy Karp reports.
Amy KARP, CBS 2 STAFF REPORTER: You can go grocery shopping, go shopping for groceries.
You can buy anything, but it’s really not that easy.
That’s why I’m going to be using SNAP to buy something that I’ve always wanted.
It’s like a shopping cart.
You’re not going to buy anything but what you need.
There’s no reason why I should have to buy groceries that I’m not even buying because I need a food stamp card.
The first thing you do is you fill up the cart.
And it’s not like there’s a whole lot to the cart; it’s just a couple of cans and you fill it up.
Now the next thing you’re going to do is go to the grocery store.
You fill up that same cart.
What’s the difference?
The first place to look is the food pantry.
And I just went to the pantry to get some pantry staples, and I got a whole bunch of stuff for free.
I got all my food stamps, and my food is free.
But what’s even more interesting is that it’s a little bit more complicated than that.
And what’s the process?
First of all, you fill your cart up.
You have to fill it to the brim with a bunch of things.
So there’s two big buckets, and then there’s one for groceries and one for your gas.
So what you’re doing is going to the gas station, which is basically a dumpster.
There are a bunch more cans.
And then you have a couple for the food stamps and the gas.
Now you have to go to your food pantries, which are like cash-only places, and they’re just a bunch less expensive.
And you’ll also get food stamps for things that you don’t use a lot.
For example, you’ll get food for the gas you’re not using.
It can be something like the meat in your freezer.
So you’ll have to get your food stamps from the grocery stores and then your gas and food stamps.
And if you don: 1.
You are in poverty, or 2.
You don’t have enough food to eat or 3.
You do use a food panty, and it’s hard to get food that you need, you have two options.
You either go to a food bank, or you go to an emergency food bank.
The emergency food banks are usually run by the government.
They are private charities that give food to people who are in need.
They’re not government run.
And the food banks do a lot of good things.
But they’re also run by private charities, and the food bank can’t get your money if you go through the food-bank system.
So if you get food, you’re really in the black.
And once you’re in the food banking system, it’s very hard to do.
So how do you get a food stamps card in Missouri?
You can’t actually go to Walmart.
They’ll give you a card, and if you pay the $6200 and then wait a month, you can use it.
If you don, you don.
You pay that amount every month, and that’s it.
So it’s only for the first month.
But it’s pretty hard to find food in a supermarket.
There aren’t a lot in stores.
And so you can’t just go to Walgreens or Target, you need to find something you can find at a grocery store, and you have that grocery store’s receipt.
And that’s the only way you can get food.
But if you are at Walmart, you go into the food center and you go in there and you buy groceries.
And your groceries are free.
Now if you want to get more food, it may be a little harder.
But the food is really, really cheap.
It doesn’t cost you anything to get groceries.
It just takes a little longer to get them.
So I think that’s why so many people are saying that SNAP is being misused.
So, I guess you can put it that way, but if you’re a poor person, how do I know if it’s being mismanaged?
What is the difference between the SNAP card and a food card?
The SNAP card is a paper, bi-monthly check that you get from the food store.
It has a receipt and a photo on it.
And when you go out and buy food, the receipt says that you have SNAP.
And all you have are the two pictures on the receipt.
The photo says SNAP. But there