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Cory Booker, Taking 'Food Stamp' Challenge, Finds Early Hurdles

He says he's already found difficulties, including going without some items he's accustomed to, like caffeine, and that he has to plan carefully.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has taken the challenge to live on the same food budget available to those in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—the equivalent of $4.32 per day. He says he's already found difficulties, including going without some items he's accustomed to, like caffeine, and finding that if he doesn't plan very carefully, he's without food for long stretches of time during the day.

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