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Food Stamp Challenge

For 1.8 million people in New York City, food stamps are a lifeline. It is a struggle to keep your family healthy with a limited budget. And, if you are on food stamps, on average you have to get by on $1.48 per meal. Most of us spend more than that on our morning coffee. 

Yet, as Congress rewrites the Farm Bill, food stamps are on the chopping block. Help us tell Washington that low-income Americans need more — not less — support.

Help raise awareness by living on a food stamp bugdet for one week — and sharing your experience online! Take the...



When you take the Food Stamp Challenge, you are joining Mario Batali, Food Bank President and CEO Margarette Purvis and more than 300 supporters who joined together to take the challenge May 11-17. But the fight to save food stamps can't stop — take the challenge today!

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“For one week, walk in someone else’s shoes. Knowledge is power, and by truly understanding what our friends and neighbors are going through, we will be better equipped to find solutions.”
Mario Batali,
Chef, Author, Restaurateur, Food Bank Board Member
 photo by Melanie Dunea

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