Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker will begin a week long diet this Tuesday that will consist of meals that will average $1.40 each, the amount the federal food stamps program (now known as SNAP) provides. This is being done in response to a challenge he made on twitter to a facebook follower in November.
Links to the diet a chef suggested for an earlier food stamp challenge on the SNAP budget, and the twiitter messages from the exchange where the mayor's challenge originated are in the first link.
Other mayors who have tried limiting their grocery money to food stamp levels include Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.
update from 11/30/12 -
other items on Booker's food stamp diet: