Common Woman Gwyneth Paltrow Is Going to Live on Only $29 Worth of Food for a Week
That’s $1.38 a meal, the average cost of those living on food stamps. Paltrow, who once said, “I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year,” will definitely be living quite a ways away from the goop-y gal she is.
The lifestyle guru and actress wrote on Twitter:
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij
— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015
Nominating a friend, she added:
Showing a gorgeous array of groceries laid out like a popular pinterest pic (including eggs, avocados, frozen peas, corn, tomato, limes, black beans, rice and tortillas), we’re looking forward to seeing what kind of yummy meals the Oscar-winner will make.
Paltrow was challenged to take the Food Bank Challenge by her longtime friend and popular chef turned restauranteur, Mario Batali.
— Mario Batali (@Mariobatali) April 3, 2015
Batali, who is a member of the Food Bank for New York City board, said in the video, “Every New Yorker can do something to end hunger.”
This challenge comes at an important time. There are 1.7 million New Yorkers who rely on SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), and Congress has cut food stamps twice since 2013.
As a result, soup kitchens and food pantries have seen an immediate increase in visitors.
The fundraiser page also adds,
New Yorkers can’t afford any cuts to Food Stamps – learn more about the cuts here.
The#FoodBankNYCChallenge raises hunger awareness and deepens your understanding about the struggle to afford food on a food stamp budget.