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.