Social media recently went ape crap over Gwyneth Paltrow’s experiment: living off food stamps.
Paltrow is one of Hollywood’s most recognized (and well paid) actresses. Not to mention she is besties with Beyonce.
But what would make the actress want to live off $29 a week? She accepted a challenge from the Food Bank of New York to live off of the paltry amount.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients receive about $29 in food stamps weekly after Congress slashed welfare benefits in 2003. The Food Bank challenged folks to try living in the shoes of the needy.
Paltrow was able to purchase some foods for the week, including limes, romaine lettuce, eggs, an onion, an avocado, rice, beans and green onions.
And she basically got her rear end handed to her on social media.