Instead of doing their usual shopping, 300 people have pledged to limit their food budget to only what food stamps can provide. It isn't much, only about $5.80 a day.
Here's is a quote from human services department chief Ismael Ahmed on how he is doing. We found this from Google's AFP news feed.
"It's my second day on 5.87 dollars a day," Ahmed told AFP by telephone. "I've already calculated that I'll be out of bread by Thursday."