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Government, civic leaders eat as though on stamps

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - About 50 Nashville residents, including Metro Council members and area executives, have tried to stretch their food buying as though they were on food stamps.

They took part in the Food Stamp Challenge, which is sponsored by faith groups, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Mayor's Metro Poverty Council, according to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/uyOagT ).

Those who took part tried to remain within the $31.50 weekly food stamp allowance.

Fran Rajotte, the advocacy leader for Catholic Charities, said the experience felt like a diet, watching every bite taken.

The project was undertaken to underscore awareness of the need to maintain funding for food stamps, which 1 in every 5 Tennessee residents receive.

 

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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