Twenty-two dollars. That's how much food the state of South Carolina thinks I need to survive a month.
That doesn't even buy a butterless potato a day, much less a meal. (Fortunately, I don't eat meat.)
Last year, I had $82 a month in food stamps and even though I'm 75 now, I still need the same amount.
My income is the same, with very little Social Security into which I paid when I worked. My medical and pharmaceutical bills are the same as last year. I still can't pay them, except what Medicare pays.
I don't have anything extra to buy shampoo or -- heaven forbid -- a second dress. I just want to eat. Does South Carolina think its seniors should go hungry?
Fran B. Reed
Hilton Head Island