Was on LinkedIn again this morning (there a lot) a found a fascinating article by a person there called "A Movement towards Food Justice". The person issuing the challenge is Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark.
I had not heard of the SNAPChallenge before - it is also being twittered at #SNAPChallenge. I just saw the prior diary by Laura Clauson here. Cory's idea is to live on a SNAP (Supplmntal Nutrition Assistance Program) in New Jersey for a week to, in his words:
raise awareness and understanding of food insecurity; reduce the stigma of SNAP participation; elevate innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy; and, amplify compassion for individuals and communities in need of assistance.More below
I know Cory had some hits during the campaign from the right wing. I recognize Laura's issues with politicization but I do think think social media can help stress the argument.
I just think this is something everyone should follow and support. Follow him on Twitter.