$4.99 Popeye's Chicken Deal Causes Police Intervention, Chicken Shortages

$4.99 Popeye's Chicken Deal Causes Police Intervention, Chicken Shortages

Several Popeyes Chicken restaurants in the Rochester, NY area were overrun with customers responding to an offer of eight pieces for $4.99. The restaurants actually ran out of chicken and had to turn hungry customers away.

1 In 10 Americans Are On Food Stamps

1 In 10 Americans Are On Food Stamps

32.2 million people, about 1 in 10 Americans, are now on food stamps according to the latest government report. The number is a new record.

Salvation Army: Some People Who Used To Be Donors Are Now "Clients"

Salvation Army: Some People Who Used To Be Donors Are Now "Clients"

If the Salvation Army is a charity that you usually support, they could really use your help this year. Donations are down and, according to a press release issued Tuesday, former donors are now “clients.”

Could You Survive Spending Only $25 A Week For Food?

Could You Survive Spending Only $25 A Week For Food?

The Illinois Food Bank Association issued a challenge to Illinoisans — could they survive by spending only $25 a week for food? $25 a week is the average weekly food stamp benefit that an individual receives in Illinois. Could you make such a small amount last while still eating nutritious meals?

Attention Hungry Insomniacs: Burger King Will Now Stay Open Until 2 AM

Attention Hungry Insomniacs: Burger King Will Now Stay Open Until 2 AM

You know how Burger King is always closed and you have to go to Taco Bell? And you don’t even like Taco Bell? No more. Burger King has announced that it will be staying open until 2 am.

US Airways Officially Ends Snacks

US Airways Officially Ends Snacks

US Airways has decided that the $.03 per package that they were spending on your snack is just too much money! They’re officially discontinuing free snacks for coach passengers as of June 1st.

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Next May, look for a new hydrogel pill that can quash the urge to eat by expanding into a jelly-like ball in your stomach.

$30 a Month for Food?

A blogger from Lansing Michigan decided to spend only $30 on food for the month of November, just to see what it was like being poor. It’s an interesting read.