Synagogue conducting “food stamp challenge”

Members of Congregation Beth Shalom in DeKalb County are taking part of a national challenge to limit the cost of meals to only what would be covered from federal food stamps.

The Food Stamp Challenge also encourages others in the community to live on $1.50 per meal or $31.50 for a week’s food. The event, which runs from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, is designed to draw attention to the 15 percent of Americans who live below the poverty line.

A social action Shabbat, which is open to the community, will discuss the issue.

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