“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” said Milton Friedman. This quote has taken on a new meaning in Wisconsin and the rest of the States should follow Wisconsin’s lead – Don’t work, don’t get free food.
Starting April 1 major changes came to Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. Recipients ages 18 to 49 (who do not have any minor children) will be required to work for their benefits.
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Opponents say cutting off benefits will increase visits to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Some are worried those resources will run dry.
“In April of 2016, we anticipate that our network of charities will begin to experience food shortage,” Hunger Task Force Executive Director Sherrie Tussler said.