Raleigh, N.C. — Workers with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina are taking a challenge to live on a food budget of $4.21 per person, per day all this week.
Jennifer Caslin, who works at the food bank, says that's how much families receiving food stamps have to work with in North Carolina.
"It lets somebody walk a mile in somebody else's shoes, maybe get an understanding of the problem of hunger and sometimes how hard it is to make a budget stretch for a whole month," Caslin said.
She expects the challenge to teach her colleagues and friends how tough it can be to make nutritious food choices while on a limited budget.
The participants are chronicling their meals on social media using the hashtag #HungerChallenge.