Anyway, after I got denied and was leaving, I thought about my reason for rejection. There reason is that the government perfers you be flat out broke before you can receive any aid. On one hand this makes sense, you target those with the highest need, but that's reactionary. Part of me thinks that people like me should be assisted as well, those with low/modest incomes so that they can improve themselves. Ah well.
So I went grocery shopping today. I bought the cheapest everything I could find. It was surprising as I compared cheap stuff to the name brand stuff nutritionally. For tuna, the generic was lower in cholesteral and sodium. More surprisingly the generic had 4% of the RDA of iron, while the Starkist was 2%, and it was 20% vs 26% for protein. So the question is then why does the generic have more metal and less fish? Hmmm . . .