Gwyneth Paltrow food stamps: $29 gets you at the grocery store

Gwyneth Paltrow food stamps: $29 gets you at the grocery store

Gwyneth Paltrow food stamps

Gwyneth Paltrow, will be taking a break from being a super rich celebrity to live the life of a poor person.

The actress, 42, is the latest out-of-touch wealthy person to publicly chronicle what millions of Americans do every day. The New York City Food Bank is asking celebs to eat a week’s worth of meals for only $29 — the average amount a food stamp recipient gets, reports US.

On Thursday, she posted a photo of her grocery store haul.

“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,” she tweeted.

Store-brand brown rice, beans, and peas; eggs, tortillas: Pretty normal stuff. Seven limes, an avocado, and fresh bunches of cilantro and kale: Probably less normal for people eating on a severely limited budget. Sounds like it’s taco week at the Paltrow household! (At least she won’t get scurvy?)

She challenged restaurateur Roy Choi to do the challenge next.

Of course, you could just ask a person who’s on food stamps what they eat in a typical week. There are about 46 million of them in the United States. But where’s the fun in that? We’re hoping to see Paltrow give up and feed the whole family (gasp) instant soup — not that she cares what we think.

The #FoodBankNYCChallenge is meant to raise awareness about hunger and the struggle to live on a budget of just $29 per person for a week.

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