In an effort to bring awareness to the challenges faced by families who live on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — also known SNAP, or food stamps — Gwyneth Paltrow accepted a challenge to live for one week on the food one can buy for $29. (That's $1.38 per meal.)
The idea is part of the #FoodBankNYCChallenge being promoted by chef Mario Batali. On the Food Bank for New York City website, Batali asked participants to "walk in the shoes of 1.7 million New Yorkers" for a week and "understand what our friends and neighbors are going through."
Paltrow recently posted a photo on Facebook of her groceries: