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Do those who recieve FS really get 4.50 a day?

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Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich is very hungry. "I can't stop thinking about food," he wrote on his LinkedIn blog yesterday. That's because he was on day 4 of a week-long challenge to eat on just $4.50 per day. He's doing it to raise awareness of how people on food stamps live: That's how much a person on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program receives, Shaich explains.

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His SNAP Challenge comes during Hunger Action Month—and it also comes as the House is set to discuss this week a proposal that could see SNAP funding cut by $40 billion over the next 10 years, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Shaich did all his shopping for the week on a $31.50 budget. He's trying to eat as healthily as possible, but was forced to rely on carb-heavy foods and couldn't afford many fruits and vegetables, he writes. By yesterday, his thoughts were "consumed by food," he continues.

"When is my next meal? How much food is left in my cabinet? Will it get me through the week? What should I spend my remaining few dollars on? What would I eat if I had no budget at all?"

Joining Shaich in the challenge is Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken. Cory Booker undertook a similar challenge last year, spending just $29.78 for a week's worth of food.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/17/newser-panera-ceo-food-stamps/2826547/

 

I dont know the exact amt some people I know get in FS each month, but I swear I think its more than that! So, if you recieve FS, does it average out to 4.50 a day (and I am guessing per person who recieves them)?

by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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jadedcynic
by Bronze Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 2:19 PM

That's only 4.40 per person per day.

Quoting Jadesmommy13:

My sister has 6 people in her family and she gets almost $800 a month.... Which is crazy to me! I'm not sure about the exact amount, but it's pretty high.


goddiddlyumshis
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Back when we used it, it was $4.38pp/per day

Thankfully we've been off it for a good 2 years.
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Jadesmommy13
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM
The thing that irritates me the most is her and her husband work.... Under the table. Which is bull shit! She gets her apartment rent paid for and free childcare and fs..... WTF! She is taking advantage of the system.


Quoting jadedcynic:

That's only 4.40 per person per day.

Quoting Jadesmommy13:

My sister has 6 people in her family and she gets almost $800 a month.... Which is crazy to me! I'm not sure about the exact amount, but it's pretty high.



coupon_ash_back
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 2:24 PM
We don't have fs but we could easily do that.
nanasue31204
by Bronze Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM
We receive $168.00 for our family of 7, so we are well under that amount at .80 per person per day
Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM
There was one time we got $16 for the whole month for me my dh and our dd. That's $0.18/day/person. Yep that helped a lot!
Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Quoting Jadesmommy13:

The thing that irritates me the most is her and her husband work.... Under the table. Which is bull shit! She gets her apartment rent paid for and free childcare and fs..... WTF! She is taking advantage of the system.


Quoting jadedcynic:

That's only 4.40 per person per day.

Quoting Jadesmommy13:My sister has 6 people in her family and she gets almost $800 a month.... Which is crazy to me! I'm not sure about the exact amount, but it's pretty high.





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Defiance
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Family of four: $2.08 a person/a day.

momdoes
by Platinum Member on Sep. 18, 2013 at 6:38 PM

 

My sister does as well. Its her and her two boys, they live in an apt rent free (based on her income and when she dont work, there is nothing to pay each month) she gets FS and state medical on all three of them! She also gets a 100 dollars in CS each week for her youngest. She has not worked since she was 3 or 4 mths preggo with youngest and he will be 3 next month.

Quoting Jadesmommy13:

The thing that irritates me the most is her and her husband work.... Under the table. Which is bull shit! She gets her apartment rent paid for and free childcare and fs..... WTF! She is taking advantage of the system.


Quoting jadedcynic:

That's only 4.40 per person per day.

Quoting Jadesmommy13:

My sister has 6 people in her family and she gets almost $800 a month.... Which is crazy to me! I'm not sure about the exact amount, but it's pretty high.




 

Pnukey
by on Sep. 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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Maybe he will lower the prices at Panera then. That'd be great.

Also, it's an ASSISTANCE program, and not intended to fully feed people. He's an idiot.

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