Friday, August 10, 2007

Michigan Food Stamp Challenge: try living on food stamps for a week

This is sponsored by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. I just noticed that one reader posted this in a comment on my post about lobbying to reform US agricultural subsidies.

Could you live on $3 worth of food each day?

That’s all the average food stamp recipient gets. Three dollars a day, just $1 per meal. Can you imagine feeding your 14-year old growing son on that amount?

Yet even this small amount is under threat. Congress will vote on proposed cuts to Food Stamps this October. The time to act is now.

That’s why we’re asking you to take the Challenge. Try one living for one week from September 4-10 on just $21. Get a glimpse of what people living on food stamps face every week.

2 comments:

Chuck Warpehoski said...

Thanks for spreading the word on this Weiwen!

Weiwen Ng said...

least I can do. there's no way I could live on food stamps for a week, honestly. maybe, though, this will get people thinking about lobbying their representatives to keep the food stamps program going.