I was at the self pay ringing up at the same time as another mom. I was alone and she was only a few feet away so I could hear her conversation with her kids. They were all so excited to get home because they were hungry, hadnt eaten all day. The conversation got alarmed and the mom was saying her card wasnt working. I could tell she needed the food and she didnt know what to do. She was starting to walk out without her food and I was turning around to offer to pay and then I noticed the packed bags, they are clear so I could see they were filled with chips, soda and candy. Not one veggie or fruit.
That isn't the kids fault. If I planned to maybe pay for another moms groceries, I wouldn't care what they were buying as long as its food. It's not my job to tell her how to eat or what to feed her kids. Poor kids, now not only did they not get to eat unhealthy food but they probably got no food at all. I'd rather see them eat chips and candy than nothing.
Plus if the mom never it's fruits and veggies the children my not like them now! I grew up with very few fruits and veggies, now as an adult I have to force myself to eat them because I don't like them....
So its better off for a family to starve then to eat chips and candy... right. Hungry kids are hungry kids, doesn't matter whats going into their stomachs as long as something is. Sure, fruits and vegetables would have been nice, but now those kids probably wont be getting dinner either. It takes a lot more fruits and vegetables to fill a hungry stomach then it does candy, they did need your help, but you chose to judge instead.
Wow, how sad of you. I have paid for other peoples groceries a couple times. I never once even looked into the bags. I could care less what their kids are eating as long as they're not going to bed hungry. Poor kids.