Sunday, September 18, 2011

SNAP Hunger Challenge

While researching local food banks trying to find the best place to donate money for hungry people, I discovered Feeding Illinois.  It just so happens that September is Hunger Action Month and part of that is the SNAP Hunger Challenge.  In Illinois, if you qualify for monetary assistance to feed your family, you are provided with $5 a day per person.  As an exercise in awareness and empathy, the challenge is to eat for one week on just $35.  I'm accepting the challenge!

Today is the first day.

So far I've had:
a bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast 
5 generic Ritz crackers with the slighest smear of butter for a late morning snack, 

I still have to figure out the cost of coffee with milk and sugar, but I think I'm up to about $0.85

It's now lunchtime and I'm hungry! 


Jean said...

What a great way to raise hunger awareness.

Karen said...

How's your challenge going?