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Food Stamp Challenge

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Food Stamp Experience Versus Reality | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest celebrity to dramatize the difficulty of life on food stamps by limiting her food budget for a wee...

Here’s How Gwyneth Paltrow Did On A $29 Food Stamp Budget

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

For seven days, Gwyneth Paltrow will live on the $29-per-week budget of families who rely on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). ...

Congresswoman: CEOs Should Sleep In Shelters To Get A Grip On Poverty

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

Given the choice, most thriving Silicon Valley CEOs would likely prefer throwing money at the area’s poverty issue or ranting about it on social med...

Food Charities That Really Make a Difference

Karl Wilder | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Karl Wilder

Trinity Place Shelter is a tiny, little shelter for homeless youth located in a church basement. Despite the location, no religion is thrust upon these kids. I volunteer and teach periodic cooking classes to the kids who are interested. I preach the gospel of vegetables.

Mayor Cory Booker: My Organic Food Stamp Challenge

Irma Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irma Jennings

I'm more careful with food now. I don't waste it or scrape it into the garbage. I also feel empowered knowing that I can feed myself well for $4.40 a day.

Could You Survive On $4.50 Per Day?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact

Could you spend a day relying on a food bank to eat? How about five days? The Hunger Challenge, an advocacy initiative by the San Francisco and Ma...

'You Will Be In An Endless Circle': A Food Stamp Testimonial

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker recently spent a week living on food stamps, an event that prompted a number of HuffPost readers to write in and tell us abou...

Mayor Cory Booker Shines the Light

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Money
Monique Ruffin

The more we openly speak about the high cost of unhealthy food and how it particularly effects the poor, the more likely it is that our government, and each one of us individually, will do something about it.

'There Is No Weaning From The System': One Food Stamp Recipient Shares Her Story

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

This Tuesday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) began a much-publicized "food stamp challenge," a project that involves living on less than $30 worth of gr...

Cory Booker Struggling With Hunger Pains On Food Stamp Challenge

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Cory Booker is getting hungry. The Newark, N.J. mayor is now on day three of his self-imposed food stamp challenge. Inspired by a Twitter spat abo...

My Top 10 Ingredients for a Healthy SNAP Diet

Alli Sosna | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Alli Sosna

If more people would realize how challenging it is to live healthfully off of food stamps that would be the beginning of a real dialogue in America about food costs, hunger and how to eat healthfully on a limited budget.

'It Is Nowhere Near Enough': Advice For Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Newark mayor Cory Booker is living on food stamps this week, spending less than $5 a day on his meals. Some critics have suggested that a week isn't e...

The Food Stamp Challenge Wormhole [VIDEO]

Noah Galuten | Posted 02.03.2013 | Taste
Noah Galuten

I've been fortunate enough to never have to worry about being provided enough food, but what about the people who are struggling to feed their families on a miniscule budget?

Can Food Stamp Challenges Increase Advocacy For The Poor? | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

As the outcome of a debate he had with a Twitter follower, Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he will spend December 4 through 11 trying to live on food st...

Where Are America's Poor?

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 10.11.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Sanitizing poverty will prevent us from seeing its horrific effects. We must call it what it is, see the faces of those who are living through its agony, and commit ourselves publicly to taking the steps necessary to end it.

Answering Isaiah's Call To Social Justice On Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Of course, I have the luxury of choosing to take the Food Stamp Challenge or not, but in taking the Food Stamp Challenge, I want to experience first-hand over a longer period what hunger is like for people who have no choice.

Living On A $31.50 Family Food Budget

Street Sense | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

By Hannah Morgan Street Sense A 17-ounce box of Frosted Flakes cereal costs around $3 in many local stores. Add a gallon of milk, another $4, and ...

The Food Stamp Challenge: The Challenge Has Been Met -- The Work Begins

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Eating my first non-food stamp meal yesterday at a New York Indian restauran where the meal itself cost close to $25.00, showed me in high relief what the challenge could not allow.

Food on My Mind -- All the Time -- the Food Stamp Challenge: Day Six

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

The next two days will be dreadful. I will be tired and bored and hungry, yearning way too much. I could break my oath and grab something, but I will not. I made a promise. I will keep it.

Water on the Omelet -- The Food Stamp Challenge: Day Two

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Eating on a food stamp budget can feel like a form of imprisonment -- being deprived of the basic freedom of choosing the food one could want means that the normal choices afforded Americans of simply buying on a whim are no longer possible.