Community Food Bank SNAP Challenge Set for September 3 though September 6, 2013by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Sep. 03, 2013, under Press Releases
Tucson: The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will sponsor a SNAP Challenge September 3 through September 6, 2013 during which participants will challenge themselves to live on a budget of $4.00 per day or $16.00 for a four day period. $4.00 per person per day is the average amount of SNAP benefits received by those participating in the program.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps helps over one million people in Arizona put food on the table.
While this experience cannot give participants a true sense of living in deep or prolonged poverty, it can provide insight into some of the challenges families confront while trying to live on SNAP benefits.
“By participating in the SNAP Challenge we can better understand the difficulties faced every day by thousands of Arizonans who rely on this program to feed their families,” said Bill Carnegie. “This year’s proposed cuts to the SNAP program will make life more difficult for the families who can least afford it.”
Go online to www.cfbsnapchallenge.org, to register, receive more information and share your experiences with others. The Snap Challenge is part of Hunger Action Month and elected officials, journalists, Food Bank board members, staff, volunteers, non-profits and community members are invited to participate.
For more information, please contact Heath Butrum at (520) 882-3317.