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Can we imagine what does it mean to live on a food allowance of $31.50 per week? Participants in the Twin Cities Food Stamp Challenge week, November 11-18, now have a lot better idea of what it takes. Members of 15 groups took the Food Stamp Challenge from November 11-18. They tried to buy groceries from the $31.50 allowance that is the national average per person for food stamp recipients, and to eat for one week just from the purchased goods.
This year was the second time that Rabbi Amy Eilberg had participated in the challenge and she had already made a list of essential things she wanted to buy. As she talked about her list at the opening gathering on November 11, one of the listeners raised his hand.MORE »