Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gives me a grape pop! Soft Drinks No. 1 Purchase by Food Stamp Recipients; $357,700,000 From 1 Grocery Chain

Soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single U.S. grocery retailer.
That is according to a new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the food stamp program.
By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps.
In calendar year 2011, according to the study, food stamp recipients spent approximately $357,700,000 buying soft drinks from an enterprise the study reveals only as “a leading U.S. grocery retailer.”
That was more than they spent on any other “food” commodity—including milk ($253,700,000), ground beef ($201,000,000), “bag snacks” ($199,300,000) or “candy-packaged” ($96,200,000), which also ranked among the top purchases.

The dollar amount that food stamp recipients spent on soft drinks and other commodities comes from data a retailer provided to a data analysis company the federal government hired to find out what kind of foods people on foods stamps—and Americans not on foods stamps—were buying.
“The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) awarded a contract to IMPAQ International, LLC, to determine what foods are typically purchased by households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits,” the study explained. “This study examined point-of-sale (POS) food purchase data to determine for what foods SNAP households have the largest expenditures, including both SNAP benefits and other resources, and how their expenditures compare to those made by non-SNAP households.”
“POS transaction data from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 from a leading grocery retailer were examined for this study,” the report said.
As explained in a footnote, the identity of the retailer was not revealed: “Per the data sharing agreement between the data provider and IMPAQ, a description of the source of these data must be limited to the following: ‘From a leading U.S. grocery retailer data examining POS transactions from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 across approximately 11 million SNAP households. The majority of the stores would be classified as grocery stores, supermarkets, and combination food and drug stories per USDA/FNS food retailer definitions.”
The report concluded that, overall, the commodities and general categories of food products purchased by households on foods stamps and households not on food stamps were largely similar—although the rankings of these products in household purchasing patterns differed slightly between SNAP recipients and non-SNAP recipients.
“The top two commodities were the same for SNAP and non-SNAP households, namely soft drinks and fluid milk products, although the order was reversed with soft drinks ranked first for SNAP households compared to fluid milk products for non-SNAP households,” said the report.
The approximately $357,700,000 that households on food stamps spent in 2011 at this single retail chain equaled 5.44 percent of their total expenditures there.
By contrast, the $1,263,300,000 that non-food stamp households spent on soft drinks equaled only 4.01 percent of their purchases.
Food stamp households put 3.85 percent of their expenditures into milk, while non-food stamp households put 4.03 percent into milk.
Ground beef ranked as the third product bought by people on food stamps. They spent approximately $201,000,000 on that product at the retailer—or $156,700,00 less (43.8 percent) than they spent on soft drinks.
Other commodities that ranked in the Top 25 that food stamp recipients purchased included “bag snacks” (No. 4 with $199,300,000 in purchases); “frozen handhelds and snacks (No 9 with $101,500,000 in purchases); “candy-packaged” (No. 11 with $96,200,000 in purchases); “frozen pizza” (No 13 with $90,200,000 in purchases); “ice cream, ice milks, sherbets (No. 15 with $86,000,000 in purchases); “cookies” (No. 17 with $78,200,000 in purchases); and “cakes” (No 22 with $68,200,000 in purchases).
The study accounted for “candy-checklane” as a different commodity than “candy-packaged.” “Candy-checklane” was ranked No. 57 ($37,900,000 in purchases) just behind No. 56 “tomatoes” ($38,300,000) and just ahead of No. 58 “berries” ($37,900,000).”
When combined, “candy-packaged” and “candy-checklane” accounted for $134,100,000 in purchases made by food stamp recipients at this “leading U.S. grocery retailer.”
The NFS study also published a ranking of the Top 25 products that food stamp recipients bought at this retailer in a “subcommodity” category entitled “Solid Fats and Added Sugars.” This category broke out different types of soft drink and sweet purchases by their packaging and other distinguishing characteristics.
No. 1 on this list was canned soft drinks in packages of 12, 18 or 15. No. 2 was soft drinks in 2 liter bottles. No. 3 was canned soft drinks in packages of 20 or 24. “Sugar” itself ranked No. 4. But multi-bottle packages of soft drinks were No. 5 and a single serving of a soft drink in a bottle was No. 6.
The study also indicated that food stamp recipients spent $64,400,000 on the "subcategory" called "potato chips" at this "leading U.S. grocery retailer" and another $47,400,000 on the subcategory called "toritlla/nacho chips."
The study said it may not have captured all of the food purchases made by food stamp recipients in the grocery retailer from which the data was collected because a person was identified and monitored as a food stamp recipient only after they paid for the majority of a purchase with an EBT card.
“Some SNAP households may never have presented EBT as the majority tender in any transaction, for example,” the study said.
In fiscal 2011 (October 2010 through September 2011), there were 44,708,726 people participating in the food stamp program. These people lived in 21,072,113 households and received $71,810,924,022 in benefits.
In the first eleven months of fiscal 2016 (October through August), the average monthly participation in food stamps was 44,283,586 people and 21,815,990 households. In those months, the government paid out $61,110,832,720 in benefits.

16 comments:

The Keesing Bandit said...

Money well spent. Live short lives you useless people.

Anonymous said...

These inner city critters are eating and ingesting all this garbage.

If your wife was pregnant right now (or for you ladies reading this), would you suggest that she eat a Burger King value meal with a child inside of her? Would you suggest Top Ramen noodles with MSG? Would you suggest she drink Malt Liquor? Smoke weed? Or perhaps even smoke crack?

Once the child is born and hits the ground it is like a scene out of a Sci-Fi movie. To an age where they can walk and the next source of nutrition are Capri-Sun and Hi-C packets? Followed by TV dinners, chicken McNuggets and $5.00 Little Caesars pizza? This underdeveloped child who gets neglected at home, eats shit for meals, doesn’t care about school, has an IQ of high 60’s, has (scientifically proven) a smaller brain, is now taught that he is like this “BECAUSE THE WHITE MAN MADE YOU THIS WAY!!!”. Now he is in the streets with other feral apes that look just like him and the “Monkey see Monkey do” mentality comes out and therefore we have a Cat-3 Chimpout in Baltimore or elsewhere because they don’t understand what they are doing. They get a cheap thrill breaking windows and burning businesses and they don’t understand where this is coming from. That cheap thrill they are getting is the animal side of them coming to surface.

Anonymous said...

please froward to tony tax winkle

Anonymous said...

All provided by working class America.Obey your working master monkey chillens.

Anonymous said...

Good story.

Anonymous said...

Grape pop and flaming hot cheetos. Breakfast of champion bassetball players across all ghettos everywhere.

Out of the car Motherfucker!! said...

Government run food warehouses ! No more junk food for the groids! You go to a gov. warehouse, fresh pork chicken, and vegies! Thats all you fucking parisites get! Tatoo a fucing bar code on the foreheads of the niggers to keep them from over loading on "Gubment Freebies"

Anonymous said...

Interesting analysis - but we ought to return to the old Food Stamp days - no EBT cards. Get those stamps out mutherfuckers so everyone can see.

And no pop, snack chips, ice creams, soda, or "sparkling water" - you want that shit? PAY FOR IT WITH YOUR OWN CASH!

Enough of this bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Personally I am sick of paying a sin tax; no not the charge on pop, snacks or smokes etc; but the real sin tax. The taxes I have to pay to keep the welfarees; alive; well-fed and vibrant. (welfarees are refugees from the requirement of work)

If these bitches and crime prone bastards want a lifetime of relaxation and ease on the welfare rolls; then have all of them; collectively spayed and neutered.

End generational welfare the way the Humane Society and ASPCA ends the problem of unwanted or abused animals; by having animals 'fixed'

Anonymous said...

Fuck this noise! Why the fuck am I paying outrageous amounts of tax money to provide these lazy fucks with free pop, ice cream and chips? Someone in charge please wake the fuck up and restrict the use of the EBT cards to nutritious foods such as milk, meats, and veges. If they want to dine on luxury items then get a fucking job like the rest of us stupid taxpayers. No wonder I see welfare types in the grocery checkout line with a shopping cart full of Coke and Pepsi and nothing else. WTF!

Anonymous said...

Another scam perpetrated on White America by the Lying, Scheming, Democrat politicians and their crooked News Media Puppets.
Cut aLl this bullshit to the bare-bones, food essentials only, then issue Food Stamps for a maximum of 4 months. Then you work or starve. Tough Shit. Quit fucking WHITE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS TAXPAYERS or Middle Class Taxpayer TAX REVOLT.

Anonymous said...

Milk, Bread, Cheese, Veggies, Fruit, Fish, no Shellfish, Meat, no expensive cuts, pork, beans, rice, cereal products ONLY. That's fuckin it.

No: Pizza, cookies, candy, cake pies, Chips, Nachos, Soda, booze/liquor, ice cream; etc.

Aldo Raine said...

Boom!!! KB on a muthafuckin' roll!! Testify, you white wine spritzer guzzling fool!

Anonymous said...

Hillbillys as well !!!!

Anonymous said...

Zyklon B is effective in cases of welfare careerisim!

Anonymous said...

TIme to enact the responsible procreation bill, that requires irreversable surgical sterilization of da baby momma and da baby daddy after the first bastard ghetto chile is shat into the world and da baby momma applies for Sec 8 housing, EBT, welfare......