PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 24, 2015
The FoodBank CEO is winding down his Food Security Challenge where he has lived on less than $6.50 a day for February.
At lunchtime on Tuesday, Erik Talkin made food at home instead of grabbing a quick bite to eat.
During his challenge, he’s allotted only $6.46 per day. That’s the amount of money a person on food stamps would get.
He has limited funds and can’t be picky about vegetables.
“It used to be that if something didn’t look nice, I’d throw it away and not give it a second thought. But now, it’s ‘Oh, I’ve made a big investment in that piece of broccoli. Do I really want to throw it away?'” Talkin said.