Tupperware, Botox … now, it seems food stamp parties are in. And the United States government likes it.
According to a post on foxnews.com, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging the nation’s food stamp program to promote to the elderly using parties and games.
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A series of guides currently posted on the USDA website promotes local offices of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — or SNAP, but commonly referred to as food stamps — to entice eligible seniors to enroll in the welfare program. The promotional campaign has cost between $2.5 million and $3 million.
“Throw a Great Party. Host social events where people mix and mingle,” the pamphlet encourages in one of the guides. “Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information