Tuesday, December 4, 2012

food stamp challenge

Join Newark mayor, Cory Booker, to see how you fare in living off $4 worth of food per day, the amount provided through the federal food stamp program.

To learn about taking the SNAP Challenge, visit http://frac.org/initiatives/snapfood-stamp-challenges/ Learn also about the problem with such challenges in this brief article.

Update: Dec 11, 2012
Follow how Cory Booker has done on his food stamp challenge through this and subsequent videos.


  1. I didn't expect the number of individuals who are participating and joining this national movement. The sacrifice to try and live off of nearly $4 daily doesn't seem to be made so much for the individual but instead the public because of the effects of it: huger, weight loss, etc. I don't think I could live off of $4 daily, and know it has to be tough. Though I don't need a personal experiment to help me realize this problem, I do think that as public figures continue to make such events publicized it assist in bringing to light what others may overlook.

    Average Monthly Benefits per Person http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/18SNAPavg$PP.htm
    -it's broken down between states from 07-11

  2. Brittani RodriguezDecember 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Living on $4 a day makes healthy food seem like a luxuary. I think it will be extremley hard and unpleasant but an individual can survive off $4 days compared to the other countries where they get no help from the government. However $4 a day is not enough to eat healthy. I believe its crucial that more empasize is put on the urgancey of this issue.