Could You Survive on Just $4.50 a Day?

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Bob Brenneman is the Development Director at the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. The food banks recently issue a Hunger Challenge and invited local chefs and politicians to try and eat for a week on a food stamp budget. Lincoln Carson, pastry chef for Michael Mina’s restaurant group, was one of the participants. He describes how he and his wife tried to eat for a week using only $4.50 per day per person and the additional supplement given from the local food pantry.

Michael Flood, President and CEO of the LA Regional Food Bank, says that should the Senate pass the food stamp cuts proposed by the House of Representatives that it will put an extra strain on local food banks.