Friday, May 25, 2007

Foodstamp Challenge

Don't forget -- I'm blogging at Starting Write Now today.

I sort of like this -- Foodstamp Challenge.

From May 15-21, 2007, U.S. Members of Congress will live on a food stamp budget. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average food stamp benefit is approximately $3 a day. Spouses and staff of Members of Congress are invited to join the challenge, as well as advocates and local and state officials. Those participating will record their experiences in this Congressional Food Stamp Challenge blog.

It's good to walk in someone else's shoes -- or budget -- to see what it's really like. But it ends. It's only for a week. It's not reality.

Maybe some of those congresspeople need to try it for their term, instead of one week.

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