Apr. 22, 2008 at 11:47am
Living on $21 a week
Living on $21 a week
the tacoma weekly had an excellent article about my Tacoma City Council Representative Lauren Walker and her attempt to feed her family on $21 dollars a week.
What would you eat if you only had $21 a week for groceries?
That is the challenge the Pierce County Food Coalition is issuing to Tacoma residents this week – $21 is the average weekly food stamp benefit.
nice work Tacoma Weekly!
comments  | posted under eating, food stamps, lauren walker, poor, poverty, tacoma, tacoma city councilComments
by jenyum on 4/22/2008 @ 12:15pm
|Wow, thanks for that link.
by FunkomaVintage on 4/22/2008 @ 12:57pm
|this is another reason why the Weekly is the best paper/community whatever.... in Pierce county......|
by NineInchNachos on 4/22/2008 @ 1:00pm
|yeah. Ms. Darcy and I were reading this article while enjoying a delicious pepperoni and pineapple PSP. We contemplated our pizza was a week's worth of food on the food stamp program.|
by Erik on 4/22/2008 @ 1:04pm
|The **Tacoma** Weekly has some good in depth articles on **Tacoma** that are hard to find anywhere else. They also have some good graphics of different issues in the city. They also have some juicy quotes from public officials and civic leaders not published elsewhere.|
I am looking forward to the day when Tacoma has substantively recovered enough that the marketing folks in the area will consider the Tacoma name to be a asset rather a detriment to a product's "brand."
Looks like Tacoma still has some ways to go though.
Here's the article in "Apartment Therapy" Exit 133 links to about Tacoma 6th Ave business Posh Homes where there is a discussion about Tacoma:
That rug. I must have that rug.
Any way I can get [it] without going to Tacoma?
by NineInchNachos on 4/22/2008 @ 1:08pm
|The urbanist of course references the huge boner pulled by the Tacoma News Tribune when they changed their name to The News Tribune after some asshole consultant told them how to run their business.|
by Heather on 4/24/2008 @ 3:43pm
|Thanks for the link.
The challenge is similar to what Barbara Ehrenreich did for her book "Nickeled and Dimed" (www.amazon.com/Nickel-Dimed-Not-Getting-...), but on a smaller scale.
I'm impressed that Councilwoman Walker took the challenge. I don't think I could do it.
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