Food Stamp Challenge: Gwyneth Paltrow Takes On $29 a Week Challenge, Sees Backlash

According to its website, the Food Stamp Challenge “is one of the best ways to learn about the nutrition hurdles that low-income Americans face every day. The challenge usually entails eating on a budget of roughly $1 to $1.25 per meal (per person), an amount that approximates the average allocation of food stamp benefits.”

I think what Gwyneth Paltrow has done is just one way to raise awareness of poverty. Her and others like her should consider this issue on a daily basis, as this is real life for some 46,029,343 people. That is a LOT of people in need of such a program!

For a month, my family did the $5.83 Challenge and most of them lost weight however, I would like to see us do a Challenge were the $5.83 included paper goods.

Notwithstanding, it is my hope and prayer that Congress will take notice of hunger in America and not cut SNAP’s budget but increase it.

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What do you spend on groceries each week? Do you spend $50, $75 or $100? How about $29? Sounds ridiculous, but that`s what a lot of stars and politicians are doing. They are doing this to raise awareness of proposed cuts to the program that supplies food stamps to people in need.

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