Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Update on Michigan's Governor living on food stamps

Yesterday, we told you about the food stamp awareness scheme here in Michigan. Our Governor along with automotive executives have pledged to live on a budget of food stamps this week.

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."

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