The Food Bank Challenge gets a starry flavour

April 16, 2015 6:32 PM

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People have taken a chilly swim, poured ice water over their heads and even danced 24-hours non-stop, for charity. And the latest philanthropic effort is getting people to live only on meagre food stamps — which is a certain minimal level budget for all their food expenses — usually for about a week.

Called a SNAP challenge, it has so far got celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck, Josh Groban, and Sophia Bush taking part and the latest to try it was actress Gwyneth Paltrow. But her move did not seem to go down too well with folks.

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