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The SNAP Challenge: A True Wake Up Call

Jamison Doran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jamison Doran

After living off of SNAP benefits for one week I don't understand how someone could do that for any prolonged period of time, especially considering most benefits are used up by the third week of the month, leaving people even hungrier than before.

SNAP Cuts Show How Heartless Republicans Are

Jamison Doran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jamison Doran

The cuts come as Congress could not get their act together to continue the funding levels to SNAP that were passed in 2009, at the height of the recession in the Recovery Act. As we've seen the recession isn't over and families are still struggling.

SNAP Challenge Begins to Take Its Toll

Bob Aiken | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Bob Aiken

Not getting enough of the right types of food slows down my thinking and dampens my effectiveness at work -- for kids, not getting enough to eat has even broader consequences as it impacts their development, ability to achieve in school and physical health throughout their life

Why This Millionaire Is Attempting To Live On Just $4.50 A Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich earns about $3 million a year. But this week, Shaich is spending no more than $4.50 a day on food as he joins ...

The Real SNAP Challenge

Maya Rupert | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

The difference between spending a week restricted to a $31.50 food budget and actually living that reality daily is the difference between being on a waterslide and trying to survive onboard a sinking ship.

Arthur Delaney

Republican Mocks Dems' Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats say it's hard to feed a family on a food stamp budget, and for the past week more than two dozen have been eating on $4.50 a d...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Protest Nutrition Cuts By Going On Food Stamp Diets

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To protest nutrition assistance cuts this week, nearly 30 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are limiting their food budgets...

Michigan Congressman Goes On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2013 | Detroit

Survive on less than $5 a day for groceries? That's a fact of life for many recipients of food stamps -- but we have a feeling most lawmakers deciding...

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.

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...

SNAP Hunger Challenge: Not Really A Poor Grad Student After All

Greg Damhorst | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Greg Damhorst

The same day that I begin a week of eating on a budget of $5 per day -- the equivalent of living off the average food stamp benefit in Illinois -- a stipend is deposited in my bank account. On any other week, this could afford me more than 10 times the weekly SNAP allowance.