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      Rep. Kildee to live for week on food stamp budget

      Michigan U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee is going to live for a week on a food stamp budget.

      In a news release, the Flint Democrat says he wants to raise awareness about proposed cuts in nutrition programs for low-income families and children.

      From Sunday through June 22, Kildee will live on an average food stamp budget, which is $31.50, or $4.50 a day.

      All food purchased and eaten during the week will be included in the total spending.

      Kildee says he hopes "to gain a better understanding of how difficult it is for many of" his "constituents to avoid hunger and try to meet nutritional needs."