No more costly cappuccinos for one Queens councilman.
Starting today, Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) will live for one week on $28 for groceries - the average food stamp allotment for an individual - as part of a national push to increase the federal subsidies.
"The goal is to raise awareness about how difficult it is for so many New Yorkers to put food on their table," Gioia said.
Budgeting $1.30 a meal, Gioia plans to load up his cart with peanut butter, beans and "the cheapest bread I can find" at the local supermarket, Food Dynasty, he said.
"Often the cheapest food isn't the healthiest," he warned.
Thanks for the tip, Eric.
Queens pol tries to live on 28 bucks