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Cory Booker is the current Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. After discussions with a constituent about New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), last Tuesday Booker has begun a week-long challenge attempting to live on a food budget of $30 per week – the amount SNAP recipients receive.
Mayor Booker, a vegetarian, has gained a reputation for his personal involvement in public service, including going on a 10-day hunger strike outdoors to draw attention to the dangers of open-air drug dealing.
You can learn about this adventure by following Mayor Booker on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, until the end of his challenge, December 12th. Personally I find him very inspiring and would like to propose a similar challenge to some other politicians. Do you have anybody in mind?
By the way, I remind you our Budget Meal Plan at $2.50 per meal and our .