September is Hunger Action Month and one of our activities at Foodshare is a SNAP Challenge - asking people to live on the food budget of a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps). You could take part in this challenge any time in September, for any number of days, though we are focused on the week of September 9-15 when many of our volunteer Board of Directors and our staff will be taking part.
Volunteer Board member Stephanie Stone recently put this challenge out to the rest of us:
Could you feed your family on $4 per person, per day? Thousands of
families are trying to do just that. Would you commit to trying - for just one week – to join them? Connecticut
We all work with an amazing organization – an organization that helps feed hungry people; people who should not be hungry in one of the most abundant countries in the world. Yet, people are hungry. Every day, children go to school without breakfast and dread the weekends, because there is no school lunch.
Take the SNAP Challenge!