Help Me Publish a Book About Food Stamp Recipients
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Did you know that 20% of Americans currently receive food stamps?  

Think about how many Facebook friends you have.  If you have 300 friends, that means that 60 of your friends are struggling to put food on the table.  These are people who are just like you and me.  Many of them work hard to provide for their children, but sometimes, it just isn't enough. 

How many times have you laughed at a meme about how people on food stamps shouldn't have cell phones?  How many times have you posted something about how it's not fair that you have to work hard so others can sit around and mooch off of the benefit?  If you're guilty of any of these things, you might have a specific idea in your mind about what you think all food stamp recipients are like.

But you're wrong.

People of all races and ages are on food stamps.  People who work in fast food, medical offices, and retail stores are on food stamps.  People who look and act just like you use an EBT card to buy food for their families. 

It breaks my heart to read hateful comments about food stamp recipients on social networking sites and in news publications. My goal is to show the world that people who receive food stamps aren't a bunch of lazy freeloaders.  I want to photograph and interview food stamp recipients around the country and compile my results in a colorful, easy-to-read book. 

I plan to self-publish this book, so I need a little help getting everything started.  I'll use donations for publishing costs, as well as to pay someone to design the cover and edit my work.  I currently work as a writer, so I have the skills and resources needed to get this done.  

Ideally, I'll finish this book by late November so I can publish it before Christmas.  I'd like to get started as quickly as possible.

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about my project!


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