Burlington Free Press on 3Squares Challenge with Melinda
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The Burlington Free Press recently ran an article about the 3Squares Challenge, a program that encourages otherwise well-off individuals to feed themselves on only $36 each week – the maximum granted by the 3Squares VT program (formerly Food Stamps).
“I don’t know how people do it,” Moulton said midway through her weeklong effort to live on the same budget recipients of 3SquaresVT receive. “I am hungry a lot.”
Moulton of Huntington was among some 200 Vermonters who took the 3Squares Challenge the week before Thanksgiving. Participants agreed to live for a week on an average food stamp budget that boils down to $1.71 per meal for one person, to get a sense of what food stamp recipients go through.