Posted: Aug 25, 2008 3:53 pm
When I was in High School in Iowa, my friend's family got gov't cheese and butter. They both came in blocks the size of a shoe box. The blocks probably weighed 5lbs. each, if not more. The cheese was some sort of cheddar derivative and I recall it being pretty decent for crackers or sandwiches. I never understood why my friend got the stuff, though. They didn't start to get the free food (tons of it) until after his parents got divorced, but his dad was a vice president of a bank. It never made sense to me that he got welfare cheese, when he was living with his father.