24 Apr '12, 3pm

Philadelphia mayor will live on $35 worth of food for one week

Food is expensive, and it’s getting more expensive. I know what my family of four spends a week on food. I am grateful that I not only have the means to buy enough food for us, but that I also have the means to buy healthy, whole foods for us. I have never once had to choose between paying a bill or feeding my family, and I hope I don’t take ever that for granted. There are millions in this country who do have to make that choice weekly, and many of those people rely on government assistance to help put food on the table. Earlier this week, the House Agriculture Committee slashed spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps) over the next 10 years. These cuts aren’t a done deal because the Senate is not likely to approve them. But, the federal government isn’t the only agency capable of cutting food assistance. Individual sta...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/philadelphia...

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