Good World News

A+ A A-

Newark mayor, Cory Booker, to live on food stamps for a week to raise awareness

Rate this item
(2 votes)

Cory Booker, the Newark, New Jersey mayor, is always findings ways to make an impact.  We previously reported on how he rescued a neighbor from a burning fire.  Now he's standing up for families living on food stamps. 

Booker plans to live on food stamps for at least a week starting Tuesday, December 4th.  According the the Department of Agriculture, his budget will equate to roughly $4.44 a day for food.

This all began from a Twitter conversation Booker (@CoryBooker) had with @MWadeNC.  The individual, @MWadeNC was saying that the government shouldn't help low income students with school lunches because they are already receiving food stamps. 

 

Booker thought otherwise and decided to take up the #SNAPChallenge as he calls it after the official food stamp name - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  On Twitter, many others are standing by the mayor and taking up the challenge as well.

Cory Booker continues to be a hero and role model.  Thanks for raising awareness.  We know that good things will come of it!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

- The Good World News

Last modified on
Jon

Good World News founder & reporter, student of life, and good vibes spreading :)

http://instagram.com/goodworldnews/

@good_world_news

https://www.facebook.com/GoodWorldNews

Website: Goodworldnews.org
Good World News © 2013