With budget cuts looming, the food stamp program used by some 45+ million people is in danger of some serious funding cutbacks. At a time when food prices continue to be high, and joblessness is affecting all socioeconomic groups, this cutback could not be coming at a more inopportune time.
So for one week, Challenge participants need to feed themselves on $1.48 per meal, the same per meal budget allocated to food stamp recipients. (For perspective, a pack of gum can easily cost more than $1.48.) Clearly, this challenge is not for those who will crumble under the strain of missing their ridiculous, customized, Starbucks concoction every morning.
I say, “Good luck!” to those standing up to Congress and making an attempt to be heard! So many depend on food stamps for one of life’s most basic necessities – food, it’s a Challenge well worth taking.