SNAP Challenge November 9-16

Linell and I will take on the SNAP Challenge this next week and will be posting about our experience on a daily basis! The SNAP Challenge is a challenge  to get a glimpse of what it’s like to depend on a food assistance program for your meals. Individuals that depend on the SNAP program are given roughly $34 per week to spend on grocery items – this number is a national average an individual can receive in SNAP benefits.

Our mission is to spend $37 – the average for an individual in California – or less on all consumable items for one week. Although we would love to maintain the lifestyle we already live,  sacrifices might need to be made because $37 isn’t a lot of money. Our sacrifices pale in comparison to an individual dependent upon the SNAP program – we hope to better understand the challenges involved in living on such a restricted budget.

Follow Linell’s SNAP Challenge blog here: http://peaceloveplates.org/category/linellsnap/

Follow Jeff’s SNAP Challenge blog here: http://peaceloveplates.org/category/jeffsnap/

Disclaimer: We aren’t pretending to know what it’s like to truly depend on the SNAP Program. We are simply trying to improve our own understanding and increase awareness of how poverty plays a significant role in the health and well-being of families and individuals.

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