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Monday food diaryIt is nearly impossible to eat three balanced meals on $5 a day.Even though I came in just under my budget, I was hungry most of the day.In hindsight, I should’ve prorated food items based on consumption to buy additional products.I combined breakfast and lunc
Every September, hunger groups ask politicians, community leaders and journalists to take a break in their normal diet and try to live on $5 a day, or the amount allowed for users of food stamps (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP).