At first I thought “free” must be the favorite word of someone who was receiving SNAP benefits but after a while I realized that free sometimes comes with baggage. It is hard for me and I know for many of us to put ourself in a place where we had to accept free things and to be gracious about it, typically we are the givers of the free things. It feels awkward. Accepting charity is not easy; it can be a blow to one’s pride; it can be humbling. And sometimes it can be even be demeaning. As we take this SNAP Challenge and try to walk in someone else’s shoes this may be one of the hardest parts. We can accept the little things that are given to us for free, like a cup of soup or a cookie but what would it do to you if you had to accept it every day and doing so meant your children ate? Just food for thought. I found cookies in the freezer in the Pro Bono Office and I am willing to share them with you.