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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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judybant
by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM


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.

You are aware that 800 a month, for 6 people equals 4.44 per day, per person, yes? 


Mrs-Johnson2014
by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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I dont receive them anymore (sad face). I have 4 kids. Im like wth. They say I make too much money again I say WTH. SMH!!!!
Elizabeth1131
by Member on Sep. 24, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Well for my dd and I , we recieve $1.70 per person per day...BUT thats just fine because I work and food stamps are just a supplement & are NOT supposed to be for ALL food for the month.
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