Members of Congress such as Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) recently went on the “Food Stamp Challenge,” in which they limit their spending on food to what some food stamp recipients receive in food stamps (an amount less than the maximum amount received by the poorest food stamp recipients).
Earlier, I wrote about how it is not difficult to live on a food stamps budget.
Now, the Washington Post has a story in its health section about how various people, such as the chef for a law firm and a natural foods store owner, were able to live quite well on a food stamps budget.
For example, Rick Hindle, executive chef for the Skadden, Arps law firm (which is located near the White House, and represented Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit), “showed recently that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare healthful food for $1 or less per meal,” which is comfortably under a food stamps budget.
(When I used to work as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, I ate lunch in the employee cafeteria. It was quite healthy, and cost no more than eating at McDonalds).