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Anti- Hunger Advocates Eating On $31.50 A Week
Updated May 5, 2013 12:09 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(INDIANAPOLIS) (AP) - Interfaith and anti-hunger advocates across Indiana are feeding themselves on the average food stamp benefit of $31.50 for one week.

Jewish Community Relations Council director of government affairs David Sklar says his organization, the Indiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and Lafayette Urban Ministry are among about a dozen groups around the state taking what's known nationally as the Food Stamp Challenge between Oct. 27 and Nov. 10.

Along with other participants around the country including several members of Congress, the Indiana participants will try to feed themselves on just $31.50 for seven days during the two-week period.

The idea is to get participants to personally experience the challenge of daily hunger so they can better understand the struggles that many Americans face daily.

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