Could you feed yourself with just $5 a day? Philadelphia community members and elected officials will find out this week as part of the greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge.
Food stamps provided by "SNAP" – short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – could be scaled back both in Pennsylvania and on the federal level, and the food stamp challenge is meant to send a message to Republican lawmakers not to make cuts to the program.
Representative Bob Brady, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, is taking part in the $5-dollar-a-day food stamp program – he's currently on day two, and he talks with Ashleigh Banfield this morning on "Early Start" about why he's taking the challenge.
In the video below, he explains that an asset test for food stamp recipients would hurt the poor in the U.S.