NJ mayor to live on food stamps

NJ mayor to live on food stamps starting Tuesday

Published – Nov 29 2012 06:48PM EST

KATIE ZEZIMA, Associated Press

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, greets 13-year-old Blonbzell Taylor outside of Clinton Hill...(Associated Press)In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 file photo, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, left, greets 13-year-old Blonbzell Taylor outside of Clinton Hill Community Resource Center, where residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy received clothing donations in Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Cory Booker said he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday.

Booker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will honor the challenge he made to a Twitter follower earlier this month and try living on the monetary equivalent of food stamps for at least a week.

“December 4 to 11. Seven days,” Booker said after the ribbon cutting for new loft apartments in Newark. He said he will be limited to $1.40 for each meal.

The North Carolina woman Booker challenged plans to accept, but she is not sure she will do it next week.

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