Gwyneth Paltrow is going to live off $29 in food stamps for a week
GWYNETH PALTROW probably spends at least $1,000 at the grocery store every week to make all the healthy stuff she talks about on her blog. That, and she’s probably dropping a fortune on restaurants and personal chefs.
But she’s cutting back big time this week, to see what it’s like to live off FOOD STAMPS. Chef Mario Batali challenged her do the “Food Bank New York City Challenge,” where you can only spend $29 to feed yourself for seven days.
Gwyneth Tweeted, quote, “We’re walking in their shoes to see how far we get . . . This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store, what families on SNAP [food stamps] have to live on for a week.”
The photo included a dozen eggs, black beans, brown rice, “gluten-free” corn tortillas, various greens, a tomato, a clove of garlic, and seven limes. (???)
Of course, seven limes isn’t much sustenance, so this is NOT what families on SNAP are buying. Instead, they’re getting armloads of Top Ramen, boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese, cans of soup, spaghetti and pasta sauce, and white brea
(Here’s the fundraising page, which notes that Congress cut food stamps twice since 2013, and soup kitchens saw an immediate uptick in visitors.)
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