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  • The mayor of all NJ?! Whoa.
  • and we shall call him, Stampy
  • He's not on food stamps, submitter.  He took the Food Stamp Challenge, something he stated he was going to do back in November.  Basically those doing the challenge live for a set number of days on the equivalent of what they would receive if they were eligible for food stamps.  The money used is their own, but they have to follow the guidelines as to what can and cannot be purchased with food stamps.
     
    November, 2012 thread.
     
    http://www.fark.com/comments/7443566
  • "I have a meeting now, IN A BAKERY. UGH."

    BWAHAHAHAHAA!
  • I don't know about Jersey prices on it, but you could live on Chef Boyardee for a week at $33 if you had to around here, and have money left over. They have Wal-Mart, right? I would swallow my pride and shop at Wal-Mart if I only had $33 for food for a week.
  • Someone greenlit a "Mayor of New Jersey" link?
  • RTFA. Poor guy doesn't remember ramen noodles, mac and cheese, and hot dogs.
  • FNG: RTFA. Poor guy doesn't remember ramen noodles, mac and cheese, and hot dogs.


    I remember one time I ate ramen for 10 days straight because that's all I had money for. I don't miss those days.
  • RedPhoenix122: FNG: RTFA. Poor guy doesn't remember ramen noodles, mac and cheese, and hot dogs.

    I remember one time I ate ramen for 10 days straight because that's all I had money for. I don't miss those days.


    I once went for about a month on a salad* a day.
    Then my ex-GF and I started shoplifting at the grocery store.

    But I was a broke dumb kid, living alone. I didn't have to try to feed a family with no money. And I was too dumb to make use of any available resources. And it was over 30 years ago.

    * "Salad" in this case was iceberg lettuce, hard boiled egg and low fat blue cheese dressing.
  • Mangoose: The mayor of all NJ?! Whoa.


    Came for this... Over in 1
  • Papa Murphy's pizza would be my choice.

    It's uncooked food, so it's eligible. You can make a family sized stuffed last for a few days by yourself.
  • Sid_6.7: I don't know about Jersey prices on it, but you could live on Chef Boyardee for a week at $33 if you had to around here, and have money left over. They have Wal-Mart, right? I would swallow my pride and shop at Wal-Mart if I only had $33 for food for a week.


    I sense a "Supersize Me" level of bodily destruction here... Well okay, maybe not that bad, but you'd still be damaging your health in a pretty gross way.
  • [Food Stamp Challenge]

    Give up your car, and take the bus to get your groceries while your at it...
    It would really be hard times if the Congress and the President were on food stamps.
    They could be if they would give up their sallary and assetts, instead of farking the
    rest of us. The federal reserve create money with the push of a button.
    Why do we have income tax again, I forgot?
  • Well to be fair to the program it's proper name is SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The idea is NOT that it is supposed to provide enough money to buy all your food, but rather to provide extra money, for food only, to supplement people's diets with better food. So the thought is that without SNAP, you might have only a few bucks a day to spend on food, and do it on poor quality food like McDonald's burgers (their $1 burgers are like 400 calories, it is hard to beat in terms of money for calories and is full of fat, sugar, and salt so it tastes good). With SNAP, you have some extra money for food, so you can afford to buy food that costs a bit more, but hopefully is better for you.

    Now you can argue the program should be changed to flat out cover food expenses if you like, but that isn't the design. It is designed to give you extra cash so that your food budget is bigger.

    In the event you do want to do a "food stamp" challenge or the like the key is rice. You can get a big ole' bag of rice for pretty cheap. You can find 50 pounds of rice for less than $20 usually. That is about 26,000 calories, so enough to meet calories needs even for a fairly large person for over a week. The rest then goes to cheap fixin's for it. Not what I'd call fun eating, but doable.
  • FNG: RTFA. Poor guy doesn't remember ramen noodles, mac and cheese, and hot dogs.


    RTFA again, it was also about eating nutritious food on that money, which is kind of important where kids are concerned,which is what the issue is also about. It's not just about having enough money for food, but having enough money for the right kinds of food.

    That's why some states have started initiatives with farmers markets and some grocery stores to encourage how much of the money is spent on healthy choices in some way. In Michigan, at participating farmers markets, you can get $1 in some form that is good on any food at the market for every $1 of food benefit you spend there. That's huge for people on food assistance, and it helps them to buy fresh produce, which is admittedly higher in price than ramen noodles and other junk food.
  • UseTheForksLuke: [Food Stamp Challenge]

    Give up your car, and take the bus to get your groceries while your at it...
    It would really be hard times if the Congress and the President were on food stamps.
    They could be if they would give up their sallary and assetts, instead of farking the
    rest of us. The federal reserve create money with the push of a button.
    Why do we have income tax again, I forgot?


    So we can fight them over there instead of here.

    Go war on something something.
  • [Food Stamp Challenge]

    . . . and he is only doing it for a week?
          Is that really sacrificing?
  • I know it has been said before... but Mayor of New Jersey? I mean, should I even capitalize that?

    /although probably political, I approve of these sort of gestures
    //are Slim Jims purchasable with SNAP stamps
  • Nightenstaff: . . .are Slim Jims purchasable with SNAP stamps

    The ones you break into cars with? NO
    The ones you use for dog treats? YES
  • sycraft: Well to be fair to the program it's proper name is SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The idea is NOT that it is supposed to provide enough money to buy all your food, but rather to provide extra money, for food only, to supplement people's diets with better food. So the thought is that without SNAP, you might have only a few bucks a day to spend on food, and do it on poor quality food like McDonald's burgers (their $1 burgers are like 400 calories, it is hard to beat in terms of money for calories and is full of fat, sugar, and salt so it tastes good). With SNAP, you have some extra money for food, so you can afford to buy food that costs a bit more, but hopefully is better for you.

    Now you can argue the program should be changed to flat out cover food expenses if you like, but that isn't the design. It is designed to give you extra cash so that your food budget is bigger.

    In the event you do want to do a "food stamp" challenge or the like the key is rice. You can get a big ole' bag of rice for pretty cheap. You can find 50 pounds of rice for less than $20 usually. That is about 26,000 calories, so enough to meet calories needs even for a fairly large person for over a week. The rest then goes to cheap fixin's for it. Not what I'd call fun eating, but doable.


    What you're forgetting is that after all the other costs associated with being alive in this country (mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation, clothing) that there might not BE anything left to spend on food. For a lot of people on public assistance, their SNAP benefits are all they have to spend on food.
  • Sid_6.7: I don't know about Jersey prices on it, but you could live on Chef Boyardee for a week at $33 if you had to around here, and have money left over. They have Wal-Mart, right? I would swallow my pride and shop at Wal-Mart if I only had $33 for food for a week.


    Oh you poor little elitist biatch. You don't have to impress us.
  • "Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."
    -James Baldwin
  • Arumat: sycraft: Well to be fair to the program it's proper name is SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The idea is NOT that it is supposed to provide enough money to buy all your food, but rather to provide extra money, for food only, to supplement people's diets with better food. So the thought is that without SNAP, you might have only a few bucks a day to spend on food, and do it on poor quality food like McDonald's burgers (their $1 burgers are like 400 calories, it is hard to beat in terms of money for calories and is full of fat, sugar, and salt so it tastes good). With SNAP, you have some extra money for food, so you can afford to buy food that costs a bit more, but hopefully is better for you.

    Now you can argue the program should be changed to flat out cover food expenses if you like, but that isn't the design. It is designed to give you extra cash so that your food budget is bigger.

    In the event you do want to do a "food stamp" challenge or the like the key is rice. You can get a big ole' bag of rice for pretty cheap. You can find 50 pounds of rice for less than $20 usually. That is about 26,000 calories, so enough to meet calories needs even for a fairly large person for over a week. The rest then goes to cheap fixin's for it. Not what I'd call fun eating, but doable.

    What you're forgetting is that after all the other costs associated with being alive in this country (mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation, clothing) that there might not BE anything left to spend on food. For a lot of people on public assistance, their SNAP benefits are all they have to spend on food.


    uhhh, clothes are a once a year expense for kids, once every few years for adults. (except socks) if you shop clothes once a month get over yourself fashionista...
  • $33 for a week of food?

    god damn.
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