More than 50 people gathered at Mockingbird Cafe in downtown Staunton.
They discussed food stamps, healthy eating and watched a documentary on the subject.
The primary focus was whether or not it was possible to eat a healthy meal on a food stamp budget.
A local food bank worker says it is possible.
"Without it they wouldn't be able to purchase some of the fresh produce, meats, and things like that they need to sustain a healthy diet. A lot of the foods they can purchase with food stamps are nutritious," says Ruth Jones, Communications Director of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Jones notes that the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank currently feeds more than 100,000 people a month.
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