7 foods to buy when you’re broke
“Trying to live on a food budget of about $4 per day can be quite a challenge. People quickly discover this when they take the Food Stamp Challenge and try to learn what it’s like to be poor for a week.
The challenge mirrors what someone can get through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the federal program that helps low-income people buy groceries. One in seven Americans receive the benefits, which were significantly reduced by Congress in November.
To qualify, a family of four can have an annual net income of up to $23,556, which puts them at the federal poverty level. They would then receive up to $632 a month in SNAP benefits, which equates to about $5.25 a day per person for food. The average SNAP recipient receives $4 per day, according to the Food Research and Action Center.
While getting this extra money can mean the difference between eating and going hungry, the limited funds can make it difficult to choose which food to buy. Getting the most nutrition for your money can be hard when you don’t have a lot of money for groceries, but it’s not impossible.”
Note from us,
That’s sad! People shouldn’t have to pay so much money for food……..
What’s even crazier is, there’s people in this world starving to death…. How is that ok?
Posted on March 16, 2014, in Food/Beverages..., News, Photo/Video Album♥ and tagged 7 foods to buy when you're broke, finance, Food, journalism, low-income people, msn, SNAP. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.