Mayor Cory Booker anxious for you to throw away your food, take #SNAPChallenge

Having confirmed his intent to live off of food stamps for a week in response to a Twitter challenge, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is inviting followers to join him. The challenge doesn’t begin until next Tuesday, but Booker is laying the prep work, doing what he can to praise the SNAP program as essential while simultaneously pointing out how woefully inadequate it is — funny how so many government entitlement programs fit that description.

If you’d like to participate, here are the rules as they stand now, in handy video form.

Thanks to those joining me in the #SNAPchallenge to help spread awareness of SNAP. Learn the guidelines wayw.re/YyHTSv

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 30, 2012

Take special note of the arbitrary conditions. Many on food stamps don’t have a car, so don’t drive to the store. Many on food stamps don’t have friends or family, so don’t accept food from mom.

@corybooker glad ur doing this for awareness but honestly a full month is needed to understand & eating healthy, forget it. #SNAPchallenge

— Butterfly Effect (@anontransformed) November 30, 2012

@corybooker @cmajaski Read the guidelines for the #SNAPchallenge, it is not going to be easy!

— Caroline Boyce (@SweetCMB) December 1, 2012

Not easy at all. Esp. when the Mayor only gets $30. Eating right will be a challenge as well. @sweetcmb @corybooker #SNAPChallenge

— Christina Majaski (@cmajaski) December 1, 2012

I challenge all of congress to take the #SNAPChallenge Put your MONEY where your MOUTH is!P.S. Staying in the mansion is not gonna work.

— Grandmastiff Flash (@BullmastiffDog) November 24, 2012

@roycedaddy @corybooker I hope this helps people realize we need a min wage tied to cost of living index. #SNAPchallenge

— Pamela Reinskou (@preinsko) December 1, 2012

Although many praise the challenge for raising awareness, one follower wants people to be aware of the original purpose of the SNAP program.

@corybooker @primarilypaleo C’mon man, tell the people what the S in SNAP stands for. #snapChallenge#supplemental

— Ryan 2016 (@DraftRyan2016) November 29, 2012

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