Could you survive on $4.75?

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Beth El SNAP Challenge

April 24 – May 1, 2021

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What would you do if all you had to spend on groceries was $4.75/day?

That's the daily average amount Pennsylvanians receive from SNAP (food stamps). In our state, 1,401,920 people are struggling with hunger, of which 399,270 are children. Nearly 1 in 9 Pennsylvanians (1 in 7 children) struggles to make ends meet and put food on the table. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) is a federal program designed to supplement the food budget of those whose net income falls below the poverty line. Over the recent decade these supplements have not increased to keep pace with inflation, but rather have become more limited.

Could you maintain a healthy diet?

We challenge YOU to try eating healthy foods on such a food budget for one week. The SNAP Challenge is designed to give you a glimpse into some of the struggles faced by millions of low-income Americans who are trying to simultaneously avoid hunger, eat nutritious foods, and stay healthy with limited resources.

What is the SNAP (food stamp) Challenge?

This challenge involves living on a limited food budget for one week, so you can get a sense of what it would be like to subsist on food stamps. This means spending only $4.75 per day, per person, on everything that you eat, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, seasonings and drinks.

What are the Challenge Guidelines?

How do I join the Challenge?