Friday, May 9, 2008

Could You Eat on $21 a Week? Latest Breadcast subject

Two things here in this post below from The first is: awareness about what it's like to do a food stamp challenge (living on the money allotment given for food stamps for a week) from members of Congress. The second is: letting you know about Breadcast, an audio MP3 show from Bread for the World with poverty updates, global music and interviews of interest regarding hunger and poverty. You can subscribe or download it at
Could You Eat on $21 a Week?

The average food stamp recipient receives $1 per meal per day. Would you like to see two members of Congress try living on that diet? The co-chairs of the Congressional Hunger Caucus did just that.

In the May edition of breadcast, we hear from Reps. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) discuss what it was like for them eat like people on food stamps for a week. And our producer, Brian Duss, discusses his own adventures on the “Food Stamp Challenge.”

When you subscribe to breadcast on iTunes or download it from our Web site you’ll also get our legislative update, music from Keith Green, and hear more about a food stamp diet from food bank director George Jones, nutritionist Tracy Fox and Mark Andersen from We Are Family Senior Outreach Network.

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