More than two weeks ago, Winston-Salem human rights advocate Richard Cassidy wrote:
Forsyth County Department of Social Services is changing computer systems and must migrate the 26,000 "family units" approved for food stamps to a new computer system (the number of "family units" alone is more than 1/10 of Forsyth County's population.) A "family unit" is everyone living in the household that is approved for food stamps.
During the migration, many, many people cannot access their funds and thus cannot buy food and must seek food elsewhere, like Crisis Control Ministries, AIDS Care Service, Agape Care & Share or other community food banks.
Last week I spoke with a single mother of five children. When she went to buy groceries, her monthly benefits were unavailable and she left the grocery store embarrassed.
We bring this to your attention as fodder for prayer, discernment and service.