Gwyneth Paltrow has always been known to indulge in some of the more expensive things in life, especially when it comes to the food on her lifestyle website Goop. The Oscar-winning actress is now trying to eat on a budget of $29 a week.
She is doing this to raise awareness and for a good cause.
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The actress posted a photo of her groceries on social media captioned, "This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store-and this is what families who rely on SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) have to live on for a week.” She appeared to select some very healthy ingredients.
This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store—what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week. pic.twitter.com/OZMPA3nxij— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) April 9, 2015
Her longtime friend Mario Batali nominated her for The Food Bank NYC Challenge to attempt to live on a food stamp budget, but she's not the only star who was called to the challenge by the chef.
In a video, Batali said, “Can't cut it on a food bank budget? Then make a donation today, I nominate Gwyneth Paltrow, Sting, and Debbie Harry from Blondie. Take the challenge or donate today!”
The Food Bank's newest initiative is trying to raise awareness about the struggle to afford to eat on a food stamp budget. You are permitted to use coupons but you cannot accept food donations or use food you've already purchased.
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We'll see how long Paltrow and the other stars can last and if you would like to learn more about the challenge visit foodbanknyc.org.