College and post-grad students are joining the swelling ranks of food stamp applicants.
And a related story from Salon.com, detailing 'hipster' couple Gerry and Sarah's big city smorgasbord of mint chutney, roasted rabbit and gourmet ice cream on food stamps.
But these aren't your parents' food stamps. In 2008, the Department of Agriculture renamed the food stamp program Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance (SNAP) and issued electronic debit cards instead of coupons. That way, people like these poor hipsters won't have to suffer the indignity of taking food coupons up to the cash register.
But maybe that's the idea.