Religious and political leaders were challenged to buy a week’s worth of groceries using the average food stamp allowance of $31.50.
Oct. 27, 2011 Rabbi Steve Gutow, left, Vanessa Sherrod, a food stamp recipient, center, and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton shop for a week’s worth of groceries using the average food stamp allowance of $31.50 for the week. Eight Democratic members of Congress and a group religious leaders participated in the Food Stamp Challenge, which they said was even more important this year as Congress contemplates cuts to the program’s budget. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo