What Things Do People Actually Buy With Food Stamps?


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  • roy dyson
    roy dyson 11 days ago

    Your so wrong 😂 I used too buy all type of food with my shit 😂 wing stop , 7 eleven , shit everything 😂

  • kim love
    kim love 12 days ago

    All healthy food is more expensive.

  • N7 Slayer
    N7 Slayer 18 days ago

    Its bad enough we’re already paying for contaminated food, but using food stamps as an alternative is just vile! America’s produce is filled with pesticides and rat poison. All the things the media will never tell you.

  • Joseph oliver
    Joseph oliver 20 days ago

    For those who are not on food stamps just know that not all people that are on food stamps are for and lazy in case y’all didn’t know

  • Noxis Flak
    Noxis Flak 27 days ago

    Great video, but i would like to see details on food stamps being sold for cash to be used for drugs. many people I worked with in highschool bought food stamps from drug addicts at a large discount.

  • Jenna Millsap
    Jenna Millsap 29 days ago

    Ice cream, soda, chips, candy, cake...all availalbe on food stamps. Seems legit.

  • Jenna Millsap
    Jenna Millsap 29 days ago

    You MAY buy seeds or plants that produce food.

  • Bill The Bull Gates

    Death to America

  • Scott H
    Scott H Month ago

    For everyone wondering why Food Stamps don't bar the purchase of processed food (snacks, chips, etc..) and soda, you can ask Congress. Such proposals that come up from time to time are quickly crushed by food conglomerates such as ADM, Cargill, Nestle, Pepsi-Frito-Lay and the Coca-Cola Company, etc... Their lobbyists keep Congress in line and voting to keep Americans obese and sick, starting with the poor. Imagine if 46 million Americans suddenly didn't have the resources to buy soda. That huge hit to their bottom line keeps BIG FOOD LOBBYISTS on their toes ever watchful to kill healthy food proposals in DC

  • Antionette Keys
    Antionette Keys Month ago

    Pay people half their check cash the other half food stamps only way the dollar value return.

  • lonelyPorterCH
    lonelyPorterCH Month ago

    There are still foodstamps used around the world?

  • maa4747
    maa4747 Month ago

    Back in the 1980's when they actually gave out stamps, my Uncle owned a liquor store in the South Bronx next to a welfare center in Southern BLVD. When the recipients got their stamps and block of welfare cheese, they would trade in the cheese for a bottle of Thunder Bird, Night Train or Mad Dog 20/20. Also, there was a guy who paid cash for the food stamps at 50% value and sold for 75% value for a profit of 25%. My family never received food stamps or government cheese but the whole family had free welfare cheese because of the people trading it for liquor. I remember making the best grilled cheese sandwiches with Wonder Bread because you had to slice the block of cheese yourself and my slices were extra thick, lol.

  • Aydra Trout
    Aydra Trout Month ago

    I don’t like this video my family is in food stamps and this isn’t accurate 😳😤🤢

  • David Mays
    David Mays Month ago

    No.1 should be band

  • bossboy money
    bossboy money Month ago

    I don’t think it’s ANYBODYS choice on how they use their food stamps.

  • Atomic Quibbles
    Atomic Quibbles Month ago +1

    My family used food stamps when I was growing up, we needed it to survive. We weren't very fortunate, however, thanks to government aid I was able to grow up healthy and happy , and later enlisted in the Marine Corps. The reliance of it encouraged me to go out and make my own living.

  • Fr33man
    Fr33man Month ago

    Christ whoever wrote this is woefully misinformed about almost every food item they comment about. Not the stamps ranking but the health concerns that these food items incur. The only thing wrong with bread is sweet bread? People are addicted to cheese because its produced so much? These foods literally have psycho-addictive properties such as Casomorphin and Gluteomorphin which... you guessed it... have the exact same reaction on the brain as Morphine! Addictive foods attract customers and more demand attracts more supply regardless off the consequences. Hence we have an epidemic of health concerns. Its not some coincidence that people are getting fatter and sicker at record levels than ever before and its not just the ramblings of some "health guru" either. Its just common sense if you actually bother to research the topics you talk about but honestly considering the size of this channel I don't blame the lack of research due to time constraints and wanted to cater to such a wide audience.

  • Leif Khas
    Leif Khas Month ago

    Its one thing to consume a vice you paid for. Another to steal from others for a vice.

  • Jason Kim
    Jason Kim Month ago

    I work for a major retailer. Everyday we throw out huge amounts of fresh produce, meat and other 'damaged' food items. Its damn ridiculous considering the millions of people who starve everday.

  • Merrideth Christy
    Merrideth Christy Month ago

    What a wasteful way to spend. I get food stamps. I don't buy junk food, handheld freezer snacks, (soda or ice cream come in occasionally). I buy staples (rice, wheat, meat, fruits, and vegetables). We have allergies in our house, so some so-called healthy foods are not allowed. And we scrape by. I think the way people are mishandling the FS is the reason behind Trump's Food Box program.

  • Corina Simpson
    Corina Simpson Month ago

    Did you know that the entire food stamp program costs, divided between all tax payers, comes to 15¢ per tax payer. THAT IS FUCKING IT!!! You are paying 15¢ every year to make sure others don't starve to death.

  • Hardin9
    Hardin9 Month ago

    @4:17 No Moron, the reason for the obesity epidemic in America is people eating diets comprised of 70% ANIMAL PRODUCTS, which is something humans should NOT eat at all!

  • Hardin9
    Hardin9 Month ago

    So sugar cereals is unhealthy, but animal products are healthy, interesting logic.....

  • masonicaero09
    masonicaero09 Month ago

    I think SNAP, like many other programs, are established for very good causes and probably do help many people. As someone more on "the right", I'd just add that most people who are opposed to the program are not opposed because of what people are purchasing with the actual food stamps; it's the assertion (whether factual or not) that individuals using SNAP are purchasing necessities with SNAP and spending expendable income on alcohol, cigarettes, or other "non-essentials" rather than trying to lift their economic situation.
    Not saying it's right or wrong; just adding that nuance to the conversation.

  • Geoffrey Aldrich
    Geoffrey Aldrich 2 months ago

    foodstamps should only get people HEALTHY foods.

  • XavierKatzone
    XavierKatzone 2 months ago

    No reason for TAXPAYERS to buy anyone on food stamps soda and snacks, period.

  • tmastersat
    tmastersat 2 months ago

    Soft drinks should be banned from snap. Why should we pay for that. Also you left out that snap also includes a amount of cash you can spend on anything

    BIGBADWOOD 2 months ago

    I buy lots of Delmonico steaks with my food stamps !

  • Leland Gaunt
    Leland Gaunt 2 months ago

    I bought a Cadillac Escalade with 80” spinnahz with mine and a fresh pair of J’s.

  • damon sturgill
    damon sturgill 2 months ago

    you can't run people's lives but we try to make sure no one starves to death here

  • Jmatt
    Jmatt 2 months ago

    I think most Americans don’t want a person living off the program. Snap is for temporary relief when times are hard. Food purchases should also be limited to real food instead like fruits and vegetables. soft drinks and high end seafood like lobster should not be paid with tax dollars.

  • HuMaNoId PhEnOmNoN
    HuMaNoId PhEnOmNoN 2 months ago

    Its more about monetarily funding Americans' bad habit of sh*tty behavior beyond your late teens. Ive seen healthy people sell snap for crack, ive seen diabetics buy $120 worth of Hersheys and kit kats, ive seen women working as strippers pull out 5 different snap cards and gloat about it. This creates a pattern that eats at money THAT IS TAKEN FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED IT INTO EXISTANCE AND FORCED TO GIVE IT UP AT GUNPOINT. Its more about why do i have to feed you and your 15 kids, when you were socially and economically ignorant and irresponsible?.. And i work and i get to pay for your subsidized lifestyle...
    We all buy crap, we ARE Americans. Pay for your crap with your money

  • woodyfive0
    woodyfive0 2 months ago

    If there is that much of a surplus of cheese why is it so expensive?

  • soulfreaz
    soulfreaz 2 months ago +1

    Going to the meat market and getting a package deal and buying everything else at Aldi's will take your food stamps a LOT further that shopping at Walmart.

  • Ajay Moore IV
    Ajay Moore IV 2 months ago

    Everyone cries about where their taxes go when it comes to snap yet don’t care where their taxes go when it comes the military. we can raise our military budget and there isn’t even a debate. and if you have been paying attention the Dept of Defense just said they had TRILLIONS of dollars unaccounted for. Hmm maybe we are focusing on the wrong stuff here.

  • USSResolute
    USSResolute 2 months ago

    I take issue with people I see near me who buy food with SNAP and then pull out wads of cash to buy liquor and finally load their groceries into their Cadillac Escalade. Something doesn't add up there to me. If you need it, then I'm glad it's there. I start to question the integrity of some people using them.

  • naturalbaby
    naturalbaby 2 months ago

    Food stamps help me eat healthy so my body can produce milk for my son. Before I was using foodstamps I payed for groceries in cash. I always bought healthy foods with or without fs and sometimes snacks like ginger ale and fruit snacks. Being a college student and single mother, fs really help me get by.

  • PrincessKLS
    PrincessKLS 2 months ago

    I'm pretty sure you can buy seeds that can grow into food.

  • John Doe
    John Doe 2 months ago

    Thought the first one was gonna be drugs..

  • Mira
    Mira 2 months ago


  • ClutteredPictures
    ClutteredPictures 2 months ago

    so your saying this is useless

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  • Jana G
    Jana G 2 months ago

    The argument that criticisms of food stamps being used to buy junk food being "invalid" because non-food stamp shoppers buy similar items is completely faulty. Non-food stamp families are using THEIR OWN money to make poor decisions and cause the illnesses and conditions commonly seen with the frequent consumption of junk foods. The same items purchased with food stamps is unethical because it is the government, and tax base paying for items which have proven links to morbidity and mortality factors.
    Regardless of what you're buying/selling, there should not be an instance where the government or taxes should be funding/enabling factors that lead to increased risk factors for the population. Especially not in populations fundamentally MORE at risk for developing these factors due to socioeconomic conditions. Junk food is cheaper than whole food, which puts impoverished families more likely to be on food stamps in the first place at greater risk. If they are not covered, then you remove a large incentive that may predispose them to consuming them in the first place. If you don't put them in a position where soda is cheaper than milk, than there is a logically a significantly lower risk that they'll consume more pop than milk.
    Obesity costs the tax payers millions of dollars every year, and is even considered an threat to national defence because the average citizen is no longer capable of reaching the minimal standards of fitness associated with the military, police, EMS, fire fighting etc. It is literally as unethical to allow tax money to purchase pop drinks and foods with no nutritional value as it is to use it to buy cigarettes, especially if it leads into further conditions that render the population in need of more relief for health grievances at the foot of the tax payer.

  • Blake D
    Blake D 2 months ago

    Saw that Walmart allows you to buy seeds and plants via snap, that changed. Gas stations also accept it for things like pizzas and hotdogs, and while dogfood is not allowed I have had an old lady tell she just purchased a big bag of chicken for her dog....

  • Saiga 12 For Me
    Saiga 12 For Me 2 months ago

    I see many people buy expensive steaks and lobsters (sometimes just to sell to someone else at a lower price to get cash) and then ring up their booze, cigarettes and scratch tickets in a separate transaction.

  • toadamine
    toadamine 2 months ago

    They sell them to people for cash at half value, those people use them to buy groceries at half price, the original recipients buy drugs, booze and cigarettes...

  • Stephanie Vite
    Stephanie Vite 2 months ago

    As a former food stamp recipient, I can say that some of the reasoning behind these things being rated so high is purely cost. When you're on stamps, you usually can't afford groceries yourself, so you are stuck with what they give you for your grocery money. You gatta make that food money last the whole month, so you buy the cheapest stuff to try to make it work. If you can't, you get stuck waiting outside a food pantry at early as hell in the morning and hoping you get enough of what you use to last till food stamp day. If you can even get inside the food pantry at all. Every one I've ever dealt with restricts how many people they let in at one time, and they heavily restrict what you can take and what you can't. The best one in the town I live in my allow the first 30 people in line to go through the door to get food, and they have you "helped" by a volunteer who makes sure you don't take more then you're supposed to. Half the produce is almost expired, with the other half actually expired. Best stuff you can get is all frozen or non perishable dry goods, and even then the quality is still the lowest possible 9 times out of 10. Folks wonder why poor folks have the spending habits we do, but it is mostly out of necessity then choice.

  • Constantine La
    Constantine La 2 months ago


  • Justin Carrillo
    Justin Carrillo 2 months ago

    I use my stamps on v-bucks

  • netbookeater
    netbookeater 2 months ago


  • Derek G
    Derek G 2 months ago

    Lots of people here commenting how they're on food stamps.. but notice how they have internet? They have an iPhone or a Tablet to use. I'm sure they're never without cigarettes either. That's the problem with America, the entitlement mentality.

  • Tania Paz
    Tania Paz 2 months ago

    My parents have been tax payers for years, and now that I am older I understand what they’ve been talking about. I work at a grocery market and everyday I see people using food stamps to buy food for parties. They usually buy snacks, expensive party trays, and other unnecessary things such as beer (which isn’t covered by food stamps but that’s how I know why they’re buying what they’re buying). I also do believe that many others genuinely need it and I don’t think anything of it. However, nobody will fully understand unless you’re there and seeing that people take over $400 worth of groceries just buying chips, cookies, party trays, fruit trays that are pricey, candy, cakes, fruit cakes, etc. We can not deny that the system is being mistreated.

  • Gerard Trigo
    Gerard Trigo 2 months ago

    After Hurricane Isaac, our pay could not be processed and we could not be paid, we got $250 SNAP for food for a the month we went without pay and it was sorely needed, even though we made a decent wage at work. With having lost everything in the Hurricane and having to start essentially from scratch, that money was a huge help. I figure other people suffering from any number of other disasters, fire, floods, tornadoes or other such happenings, will agree that it was a great help for them also.

  • Slam God
    Slam God 2 months ago

    With the amount of bullshit our government spends money on no one should be mad at people for being on food stamps.

  • Craig Fealy
    Craig Fealy 2 months ago

    I sell mine to buy crack

    TAM TRAN 2 months ago

    Stop giving them free handout , get rid of the programs that we are paying for it

  • The Enchiladapain
    The Enchiladapain 2 months ago

    I think the point is that I can buy all the healthy or unhealthy food I want with my EARNED money. Give the people who are on food stamps Soylet rations and forget the food

  • Grandpa Gropes-A-Lot
    Grandpa Gropes-A-Lot 2 months ago

    so theres warm cereal?

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    Grandpa Gropes-A-Lot 2 months ago


  • breanna salazar
    breanna salazar 2 months ago

    I buy food

  • Nic laracuente
    Nic laracuente 2 months ago

    What do people buy with food stamps? Well shit idk FOOD

  • Keii Bee
    Keii Bee 2 months ago

    Of course people with food stamps aren’t buying healthy food. If they purchased healthier food they would spend more money on less food and then would be hungry, the small amount of food you get for the skyrocketed price isn’t practical for people receiving food stamps.

  • convicsik
    convicsik 2 months ago

    As a caseworker I’m proud to serve people in need. I deal with people in need everyday and they are very appreciative for the little they do get in food stamps. It’s not as much as people think, and there aren’t as many abusers of the system as people would have you believe. Mostly elderly, disabled and working families. From someone who deals with this everyday, please educate yourselves and don’t be so quick to judge people in need.

  • Barbara Treadaway
    Barbara Treadaway 2 months ago

    If they make healthy food less expensive more people will be buying it especially the people on food stamps the fact is the healthier the food is the more

  • J Qarrillo
    J Qarrillo 2 months ago

    its not chips that people are addicted too lol its carbs!

  • Jimmy Crickets
    Jimmy Crickets 2 months ago

    They trade them for crack and heroin

  • ItIsFunnyDamnIt
    ItIsFunnyDamnIt 2 months ago

    I'm on food stamps and I don't buy junk food or luxury food, or soda pop. I buy, chicken, hamburg meat, milk, butter, eggs, vegetables,cheese. Not everyone on snap buys luxury food and junk food.

  • Sir Lighthouse
    Sir Lighthouse 2 months ago

    This video made me crave bread. 😂

  • Trls R
    Trls R 2 months ago

    I’m confused

  • Trls R
    Trls R 2 months ago

    What if they don’t eat the fats?

  • Nathan Whybra
    Nathan Whybra 2 months ago

    Healthy food is expensive as shit

  • Joe Novella
    Joe Novella 3 months ago

    This videos thumbnail is a far lazy drunk???? What's wrong with you? SHAMING the poor! THIS CHANNEL IS IGNORANT.

  • Steven Strain
    Steven Strain 3 months ago

    They’ve been using electronic cards for a long time, stamps are a relic. With the electronic cards, they can see pretty much in real time where you are using it and they can also cut off the service at any time. The old stamps were traded like cash.
    Also whoever is making these videos while I appreciate some of their other stuff, they definitely lean within a certain view re social welfare programs. Oh and why you’re not rich is what I’m talking about here, no mention on income stagnation or housing affordability, just that it’s your fault.

  • Thrifty Freebies
    Thrifty Freebies 3 months ago

    Where were the fruit and vegetables? 😱

  • Wang Tama
    Wang Tama 3 months ago +1

    We should abolished food stamp completely because poor people already have too much food on their hand meanwhile their lazily sit their ass receiving goverment welfare.

  • Samuel Chestnut
    Samuel Chestnut 3 months ago

    And yes those who criticize what snap families buy turn around and buy the same junk, but..... and here is the kicker people..... the use their own hard earned dollars to buy what they want, not hard working americans tax dollars that are funding the SNAP program. It should be more regulated like the WIC program.

  • Samuel Chestnut
    Samuel Chestnut 3 months ago

    Further how about you buy freaking fruits vegetables and nuts. healthy, cheap, and a decent shelf life if taken care of properly. And you should not be able to buy soft drinks as their is no benefit for it. That is not a food it is empty calories.

  • Samuel Chestnut
    Samuel Chestnut 3 months ago

    Here is the issue. They use cash for the alcohol and tobacco, and fucking lottery tickets, and then turn around and use food stamps to buy food when they need to get their priorities straight and use the cash to buy the necessities of life.

    ULTRAMAN 3 months ago

    If you really want to know what people buy with food stamps, ask your nearest Mexican or black person as to what they buy with SNAP

  • Chris Bruce
    Chris Bruce 3 months ago

    End this free hand out program! I know my ex sells the food stamps to buy alcohol and party... Told Texas agency and they never responded :/

  • TheDivinciHouse
    TheDivinciHouse 3 months ago

    The question stuck me in my 3rd eye. But the info was great

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  • wolfpackflt670
    wolfpackflt670 3 months ago

    That's because junk food is cheaper than real food.

  • Sydney Stroud
    Sydney Stroud 3 months ago

    Soft drinks, breads,milk, chips, ground beef, chicken, and cheese are all very cheap foods, which is why people buy these things the most. NOT steak, lobsters, and wine.

  • Alex Wyman
    Alex Wyman 3 months ago

    I do think food stamps are an important safety net. But the qualifications to have them should be higher.
    I grew up poor and my parents qualified for almost every type of government assistance there is. We never took any of it. We ate a lot of beans and rice, we never ate out, and never had much processed food. Beans and rice along with veggies and some meat is cheap and super nutritious. When I see you use your SNAP card at Starbucks that's how I know that things aren't that bad for you and that you don't really need the benefits.

  • Catina Mauro
    Catina Mauro 3 months ago

    Cheese is going to eradicate world hunger?

  • fred congress
    fred congress 3 months ago

    Bad food is better than no food.

  • fred congress
    fred congress 3 months ago

    Some times a life saver. It happens.

  • Tiffany H
    Tiffany H 4 months ago

    Food stamps really help families in need. Honestly a small percent do abuse it but its not worth punishing the majority who use it to survive. Its better then having the masses in the streets begging. Only uncompassionate people who have never been in need would say that foodstamps is a waste. Also contrary to propaganda foodstamps and welfare are used by white people more then minorities which makes sense since there are more white people in America. I'm not on foodstamps but as a child my mother did have to use it to feed us. Now my brother and I are both college graduates who pay taxes and it all comes full circle.

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    Imani Brooks 4 months ago

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  • Gentleman Caller
    Gentleman Caller 4 months ago

    So basically all junk food. SNAP doesn't help people it keeps them lazy. The more children you have the more SNAP you get so poor people have as many kids as the government will pay them for.

  • Daniel Curtin
    Daniel Curtin 4 months ago

    Actually seeds and plants can be bought as long as they will produce food.

  • Lucifer
    Lucifer 4 months ago

    I used to be verry poor.
    Since you can't affort having a lot of [fresh] ingredient$ per meal, you are pretty limited to processed food, noodles and bread for calories, ground and cheap meats for proteins.
    For everything I thought about buying, I had to ask myself how many meals I could make with it. It was a nightmare and I felt guilty for everything I put in my basket. And as a canadian, I didn't have food stamps but welfare checks (600$/month 10 years ago) so I didn't have to publicly display food stamps to the clerck. (today I'm 50 - 100K$)
    We ask these poor people to be more virtuous, more responsible, more disciplined than we all are ourselves. We blame them for being fat and having health issues.
    We basically ask unfavorized people to do mathematic miracles with their money then blame them for not succeeding to accomplish the impossible. Then after the disdain and the contempt we throw on them, we ask then to rise from the mud.
    So yeah, you may want to have a fucking beer, or ten once in a month.

  • joseph10d
    joseph10d 4 months ago

    When my mom was going through a hard time back in 2007 we had a hard time coming by any money. Food Stamps were our only way of getting any food. We never used it for junk food or sodas but rather spent the money on Fruits and Sandwhich meat. Worst things we bought was Aldi brand juices

  • alize0623
    alize0623 4 months ago

    As someone who grew up on Food Stamps, I feel like a lot of people on Food Stamps (at least back in the day. I can't speak for modern times) were SUPER uneducated on what food was or wasn't good for you. Granted, the amount of food for the price also plays a roll. But I've seen plenty of people confused on what is or isn't healthy -- and a lot of Food Stamp recipients work or are disabled. So, that leaves foods that are quick and easy to prepare. Unfortunately, many frozen food and mixes are FILLED with sugar and salt...

  • Kayleigh Hay
    Kayleigh Hay 4 months ago

    I just got my first food stamp. Am I gonna buy a crap load of crap? No! I have two disabilities both actually make social life incredibly difficult and it’s why I’m not making enough money on the job I have. My job money goes to my car not to my food. Yes the food I buy will be cheap and probably not the healthiest but cheap food is all I can afford even with some help.

  • Mariano Felan
    Mariano Felan 4 months ago

    In some states you can't buy Sugary drinks like Sodas or Redbull

  • Fun. No Commitment.
    Fun. No Commitment. 4 months ago

    Healthy food is expensive.

  • Chris Wysocki
    Chris Wysocki 4 months ago

    Ppl who say its a waste, dont understand that most of us work are ass off and the little amount we do reserve helps put food on the table....