My mother is a full-time office assistant.
When I was five, she told me she was going to be a full time office assistant in the company.
And she did.
After my parents separated, I moved in with my mother in a rented house with her son.
I spent a year in India working at an office and then went back to work.
When my mother’s family went back, she stayed.
She worked as a nurse at a hospital in a remote area of the country, which was where I stayed for the first two years.
But in 2014, she decided to leave and I was a new employee there.
When she came back to the United States, I was with her, so I was able to work there for about a year.
And I really didn’t think much of it.
I thought, I’m still getting paid the same as my brothers and sisters, I’ll just stay here for a while.
But she said, you know what?
We’re getting married soon and I’m not going to do this job anymore.
I decided to stay.
When the marriage was finalized, she was moved to a small office with her husband.
We were both working for the same company.
So we had a working relationship, but it was still different.
And that’s when I really started to get upset.
My mother’s husband told me that she was getting the benefits for her wife and it was all his fault.
She told me, I shouldn’t even be talking to you because you’re going to get hurt if I ever say anything.
So I started crying.
I was like, what?
She just told me what I needed to hear.
And when I told my mother, she just hugged me and told me everything would be fine.
She said, it’s okay.
I’ll be right there.
She went back home and we just didn’t talk much.
We just got along fine, but my mother started to see me as her replacement.
And now, I am the one who has to deal with her every day, and that’s not okay.
The Indian food stamps program is the biggest single source of welfare in the U.S., and for poor Americans, the food stamp system is a source of insecurity and uncertainty.
But there are ways that people can access food assistance if they have to.
I recently spoke with one woman, a single mother of two children, who had a problem with her food stamps and had to sell everything she owned because she couldn’t afford to buy food.
We’re talking thousands of dollars in debts and I couldn’t just go and find someone to buy it for me.
I needed help, so that was the first thing that I did.
So she sold everything, including her jewelry.
She sold her jewelry and she didn’t have the money for the jewelry, so she had to buy new jewelry.
And it was a lot of jewelry.
It’s a really big step for a single mom of two kids.
And for that, she has my full support and encouragement.
It is so important that people have access to this food assistance program, because it provides a lifeline for millions of Americans who need it most.
So please, help us get a little bit more food.
I know that I am not alone.
I spoke with other single moms of children, and they all felt the same.
It really makes me sad.
So here are some suggestions that we can try: *Find out where you are in the country.
You can do this online, through the Census.gov website, or you can call the Census Bureau’s food assistance hotline.
Call them right away and they’ll be able to help you.
*Call your local office of the USDA.
You’ll be told where to find the nearest food pantry, and when you arrive, you’ll be directed to the nearest branch of the food pantries.
They’re usually staffed by people who are in your position.
*Visit the USDA website.
The USDA has an online tool called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Application Search Tool that helps you find SNAP benefits.
*Check out a local newspaper.
We have a local news blog called the India Times, which is really good at getting the local news out there.
They have a lot on food assistance and food stamp programs, and we really appreciate that.
*Find a job.
If you don’t have a job yet, find a job that offers SNAP benefits, and apply for it.
If your current job offers SNAP, then get in touch with your local unemployment office.
If not, you can apply to get SNAP benefits while you’re waiting to find a new job.
The unemployment office will be able get you the SNAP benefits if you can get a job offer.
And if you don´t have a good job offer, they’ll help you find one.
For the first time, SNAP can be offered in India. *Shop.