I just found out that after next month, Oregon will be discontinuing the emergency allotment of extra SNAP money they have been giving us during the pandemic. Because obviously the pandemic is over... So five minutes ago... Yesterday's news and all that. What this will mean for my children and I, is a monthly reduction of food money, roughly $250 per month. I've been dreading this for a while now, knowing that it couldn't last forever, but I kept hoping they would do something to account for the insane jacked up grocery prices that have come with corporate price gouging disguised as normal "inflation". No such luck. After next month, my two children and I, subsisting on about $1200 a month BEFORE rent and expenses, will now have to navigate buying groceries with $250 less than we were getting... And mind you, with the jacked up grocery prices, we were down to the wire every month on even that extra amount. I am sitting here with knots in my stomach trying to figure out how the hell I'm going to make it work and I just can't. There are two food pantries in our area, so I can hit those both once a month... They give you enough to cover a day or two and cross your fingers and hope they have milk this time... Or eggs... Or etc. I am fully disabled, on oxygen and I suffer from extreme mobility issues, so it's not like I can just go get a job. My kids are ten and fifteen and I wouldn't ask them to support us even if they were old enough to. What the fuck are people like us supposed to do? I'd say eat cat food, but that shit's pretty spendy too. Fuck this country. Amen.