Common Woman Gwyneth Paltrow Is Going to Live on Only $29 Worth of Food for a Week

Gwyneth “I’m incredibly close to the common woman” Paltrow is going to participate in the #FoodBankNYCChallenge for seven days, meaning she’ll have to survive on $29 for a whole 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:

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.

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.

Donate here and learn more.