Have you heard about this?
Gwyneth Paltrow just announced that she is going to try and survive on only $29 of food this week, which is the average amount that food stamp recipients receive in the United States. Yikes!
Her goal is to raise awareness for the #FoodBankNYCChallenge and there are a number of celebrities that are participating.
Do you think you could do it? Here’s how much food that $29 bought her…
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij
— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015
I know I’d struggle with this. Just looking at that picture makes me want to order a pizza.
If you want to give this a try, we’ve got a few tips to help you out: