So, you know, STFU forever about “it’s cheaper to eat healthy LOL poor people don’t get how money works!”
Oh, and if you think your week of SNAP/Benefit/Poverty challenge makes you enough of an expert to try and debunk this: sit down. Now.
Do it for a month. Do it for 6 months. A year. Ten years. Do it while paying rent and utilities and health insurance and transportation. Do it after you’ve EMPTIED your fridge & pantry. Do it for 4 people.
Do it with no one to help you when the power goes out for 24 hours and everything goes off.
Do it when you have dietary restrictions that could land you in the hospital. Do it without access to foods that meet your dietary restrictions.
Do it like it’s your real life, and not some test where you get to prove how virtuous and clever and worthy you are because you lived for a week with the fiscal realities some people spend their whole lives navigating.
If you can’t, or won’t do that, then kindly STFU.