By Jonathan Van Zytveld | email@example.com
on September 07, 2013 at 5:24 PM, updated September 07, 2013 at 5:29 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – For a week, state Reps Brandon Dillon and Winnie Brinks will attempt to walk in the shoes of those who struggle to put food on the table each day.
Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) and Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) are participating in theSNAP Food Stamp Challenge, a week-long attempt to spend no more on food than a person receiving SNAP food assistance.
“We’re trying to highlight the challenges that people on food assistance face,” Dillon said. “I have always been a believer that food is a basic necessity, and that people need to have money to get nutritious options for their family, but this week should drive that home for me.” (more…)