Congresswoman Lee Continues Food Stamp Challenge
KCBS - San Francisco
June 9, 2007
In an effort to help raise hunger awareness, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee took on the “Food Stamp Challenge,” Tuesday to live on just $21 for one week. With three days left, Lee is down to just $4.00.
A Democrat from California’s 9th Congressional District, Lee is one of several legislators who took on the challenge. She knows from past experience what it is like to live off food stamps.
"We decided to participate in this challenge to help raise the level of awareness and really inform the public that food stamp recipients live on $21 a week, $3 a day," said Lee. "Hopefully through this campaign we will help those who are eligible for food stamps understand that they should apply and that there are some of us who are trying to increase the amount so they can get on their feet."