Friday, February 21, 2014

Can you eat on $2.40/day?

How much did you spend on lunch yesterday - did it cost lest than $2.40?  Probably not, even if you didn't eat out.  Now imagine that you were given $2.40 not just for lunch but for the whole day's worth of food.  What would it feel like to go to the grocery store?  What would it feel like to have to find enough food for your family?  

When you're on foodstamps, you get about $2.40 per person, per day.  Foodstamp recipients in Denver were given cameras and asked to document what their lives are like. These powerful images tell stories of scarcity, unequal access, and even hope and love. Check this article out to hear their voices speak powerfully through their cameras.

- Nicole Engelhardt, CSM Philadelphia Associate City Director

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