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40%20in%20groceries.jpg“When I wake up [on Wednesday], I realize I've been hungry since Monday. I don't even want to think about the fat, calorie and sodium content of some of the things I'm eating.” Food writer Al Mancini takes the Three Square Food Bank challenge to try to survive on $4.06 a day, the average amount a Nevada recipient of the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (the official name for "food stamps") receives in benefits. The process leaves him running from store to store in search of the best prices. [LVCL]

$40 in groceries. [Photo: Al Mancini/Facebook]

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