HBTE Part 8

She sighed. It was time for the round-up of Field Agents.
She checked on all the positions: restaurants, lakes, shops, street alleys and corners, building entrances. Only one agent was not reporting, and that was from the computer service shop checkpoint. She was probably keeping as much undercover as she could.

So far so good.

Next she checked on the agents covering stay-at-home members of FAP, the overwhelming majority at this time. Some of the luckier ones had slimmer friends going to stores and slipping them food from the purchases they made on their own Food Cards. The food allowances were not large and were determined by weekly caloric requirements under HDA rules. Women who were not pregnant were generally not allowed more than 1800 calories a day. Women who were pregnant were allowed up to 2400 calories, unless it was determined that they were gaining weight.

The less lucky stay-at-home FAP’ers were those who didn’t have slimmer friends to slip food to them.

That is where the FAP Food Rescue program came in.


About franniez

Author of FatLand: A Novel and editor/author of Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets' Society, along with Kathy Barron, Anne Caplan, Corinna Makris and Lesleigh Owen.
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