Newark mayor set for food stamp challenge

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is prepared for a food stamp challenge. He and one of his Twitter followers each plan to live for a week

Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is prepared for a food stamp challenge.
 
He and one of his Twitter followers each plan to live for a week on the same money available to people on food stamps.
 
The mayor's week starts today. The North Carolina woman's began Sunday.
 
The mayor prepared for the challenge with a grocery purchase of $27.98.
 
Booker tweeted a picture of a receipt of the purchases he made Saturday at a Pathmark store in Irvington. The vegetarian mayor's grocery list included pink and black beans, corn and red delicious apples.
 
Booker said he will be using social media to provide updates.

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