I did feel there was one thing lacking in the documentary: the story of a person who could be any of us, who never dreamed of finding herself on the SNAP waiting list or depending on charity to feed her kids. That point of view would perhaps increase awareness even further, as we tend to see “the poor” as being far removed from us. They aren’t. Look around you. It could be the single mom who finds it hard to smile when dropping off her kids at school, your next door neighbor, even your best friend. Or at some point, you. Yes, there are those who abuse the SNAP system, but there are many more who would benefit from using it. Because when you can at least feed your children, you can spend more of your energy getting back on your feet, just as I and so many others have done after experiencing a rough spot in our lives.