Tomorrow I start living on a food stamp budget. I’m participating in the San Francisco Food Bank hunger challenge to understand what it would be like to live such a tight budget and highlight the Food Bank’s important role in helping out hungry families.

In order to qualify for food stamps, the gross annual income of a family of four cannot exceed $28,665. As the economy continues on it’s weak path more and more people are struggling to make ends meet. Programs get their funding cut, or lose funding entirely. More and more families dip below the poverty line. It’s painful and sad and I often want to do what I can to help.

So here I am, trying to live on $4.72 a day. I’ll be detailing daily my adventures here on my tumbler.

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