As Twitchy reported earlier this week, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has accepted a challenge to live off of food stamps to draw attention to the plight of food stamp recipients. Booker confirmed today that he will be participating for one week in December:

And tweeting about the experience:

Booker has also called for more money for New Jersey public schools to fund things like nutrition. Actress Kirstie Alley, who agrees with Booker on this count, is pledging her support and vowing to participate in the SNAP Challenge as well:

But while Alley agrees with Booker that better nutrition for children is a cause worth supporting, she also shines a spotlight on misuse of tax dollars:

Still, if it’s for the children …