The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, recently came out with a report that attacks the common notion of poverty in America. They claim that because the average American can afford things like a refrigerator, air conditioning and cable television, they are not actually in poverty. (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/07/what-is-poverty)
The Heritage Foundation report also claims that the majority of Americans are well fed, they included those on Food Stamps. As of the last report, over 45.75 million Americans were receiving food stamp benefits. These benefits are an essential tool in combating hunger in America, and they serve to alleviate the financial strain on the poorest Americans. (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/record-number-of-americans-on-food-stamps-2011-08-03)
In order to challenge the findings in the Heritage Foundations report, we challenge the staff of the Heritage Foundation to live off of the average $3.00 a day food stamp recipients are allocated.