Living on food stamps

Could you buy enough groceries for an entire month with just $ 176? A CNN reporter is now trying to do that because he wants to find out how people live, who are depending on food stamps.

According to the USDA, there are 31 million people in the U.S. that rely on food stamps every month.  The reporter says that in his home state Louisiana,  one out of every six people is on food stamps.

$ 176 is the most a single person can qualify for each month, and that comes to about $ 6.28 a day in a month with fewer days like February.

CNN reporter Sean Calleb is writing a blog about his experiences.

Posted by Christiane. Christiane is a Life and Career Coach in Massachusetts. Her website is