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Monday, June 11, 2007

Food Stamp Challenge 2007 - How'd They Do?

It's good to see that city officials have some idea of what thousands of people go through every day. I would like to see if they are able to do anything about it. I just hope they don't forget.

She scrimped a bit at breakfast, often eating a banana or a baked potato with a glass of water, so she could look forward to a slightly bigger portion for dinner.

Still, Roxane White, manager for Denver Human Services, said she went to bed hungry and was tired most of last week.

"I wanted some type of protein for dinner," White said Sunday.

White took the 2007 Food Stamp Challenge, in which participants survived for a week on $3.57 a day to spend on food. The intent was to highlight the plight of millions of Americans and about 250,000 Coloradans receiving food stamps who have an average weekly food budget of $25.

After the sparse breakfast, White would have soup for lunch and a frozen dinner or turkey meat in the evenings.

For one luncheon meeting, she went to So All May Eat cafe on Colfax Avenue, an eatery where patrons give donations or volunteer in exchange for food. read the rest here at the Rocky Mountain News