Food Stamp Challenge — Can You Stretch Your Dollar?

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Think you could eat on just $4.50 a day? There are some families who have no choice. FOX 4's Heidi Schmidt shows how some are taking the food stamp challenge to see how others live and eat in Kansas City.

Guidelines to the Food Stamp Challenge

1. Each person can only spend a total of $31.50 on food and beverages during the Challenge week – this translates to $4.50 per day, or $1.50 per meal.
2. All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining out, must be included in the total spending.
3. During the Challenge, eat only food that you purchase for the project. Do not eat food that you already own (this does not include spices and condiments).
4. Avoid accepting free food from friends, family or at work, including food at receptions or coffee in the office.

For more information, visit http://www.catholiccharitiesks.org/page.aspx?pid=632.

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