Hopefully they don't toss out pork. My mother tends to make a lot of dishes out of pork because beef is a bit expensive to buy a lot of, and she's not that much a fan of chicken (she'll eat it, but she'd rather not eat it all the time).
Plus, bacon has some surprising health benefits.>>117795
My mother receives food from the local food bank in addition to her food stamps because as it turns out when you live alone, food stamp benefits aren't that much. Something you might not know is that food banks primarily receive their donations not from individuals but from local grocery stores (who get a substantial portion of their income from SNAP recipients) and in part, from the governments as well. Cut SNAP, and the demand on the food banks rises, while the ability for grocery stores to donate shrinks.
I do believe that right now we are spending too much on the SNAP program, and too high of the population is enrolled on it, despite many of them being physically and mentally fit to work. That said, cutting the program outright overnight could not possibly be healthy for our economy. We need to first focus on getting more higher paying jobs to Americans (preferably not government jobs), and then slowly wean people off of SNAP until the only people receiving assistance are those who could never hope to work, even if they wanted to.
Oh, and as for your suggestion that I throw my money towards my mother… if I had a decently paying job, I'd do just that. But my grad student stipend isn't exactly high enough that I can just throw a couple hundred dollars her way every month to pay for her grocery bills. Especially when you consider that I'm only paid for 9 months out of the year.