I think the poster was simply saying "teach a man to fish..." Gardening, raising chickens, fishing or hunting is all the same. Get off the govt lifeline and recapture your spirit. Personally I think food stamps are okay to get thru a rough patch. When I was a wee child we had to go to the church to beg for food and clothes for a spell. Life has a way of throwing some serious curveballs. But its up to the individual to get back up after that high and inside ball comes at you. But there should be limitations on what you can "buy" with them. You should not be able to receive any processed junk food products with them. Fruits, veggies, meats or fish.