September 3rd, 2012
03:15 PM ET
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Jeff Bridges and Share Our Strength's Billy Shore visited the CNN Grill and spoke with Suzanne Malveaux about the No Kid Hungry campaign.

According to the USDA, 50 million people, or 16.6 percent of Americans, live in households at risk of hunger. The Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, now puts food on the table for one in seven Americans. A family of three (one adult, two kids) earning more than $23,900 would not be eligible for food stamps.

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  1. VanHagar

    That's $30 per person right? I spend about $130 a week for groceries and we don't eat "poor." I think if you're a good enough cook, you can make really good, really healthy meals and get by on $120 a week for a family of 4 no problem. If you can't–you're not buying the right foods or you don't know how to make the most out of what you're buying.

    September 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
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