September 29, 2012
Phoenix Mayor Attempts To Live On A Food Stamp Budget: 'I'm Tired, And It's Hard To Focus'

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When local activist groups challenged Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to live on a food stamp budget for a week to mark Hunger Awareness Month, he took them up on the offer and found out just how hard it was. Stanton kept a diary on the challenge, which allotted him roughly $29 a week, the same amount 1.1 million Arizonans receive from the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) each week.

It’s always worthwhile to, as the old saying goes, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” 

(Source: azspot)

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    Look, the problem with this and all things like it is that the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition program (A.K.A. “food...
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    Listen, give him *some* credit for even caring to try and realize how hard it is.
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    Can we make this mandatory training for all policy makers/politicians? Or let’s call it “poor-bashing therapy”. You need...
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