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Man Takes the "SNAP Challenge"

He lived on $4.50 a day for food, the average amount given to food stamp recipients.
Tim Scott, a volunteer coordinator at Foodlink, tried the SNAP Challenge.

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. The average daily benefit is about $4.50. 

Scott spent last week living on $4.50 a day for food. He said when you're not free to spend what you want, "You're always thinking about food."

Scott tweeted about the experience and posted pictures of his meals.

Forty-seven million Americans receive food stamps. In Monroe County, more than 42,000 households get food stamps, up from 33,000 in 2009. About half of these households have children, half have people with disabilities and a quarter have people over 60 years old. Congress is debating billions of dollars in cut to SNAP.

Scott appeared on News 8 First to discuss his SNAP Challenge. Watch his interview by clicking on the video above. 
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