The Food Stamp Challenge is a week-long event where leaders and community members live on the average food stamp allotment.
The toolkit is a great way of mobilizing their community to better understand how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) works on a personal level while highlighting the continued need for feeding programs.
What is a Food Stamp Challenge?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, helps nearly 45 million low-income people purchase food for themselves and their families.
The program is designed as a safety net to help ensure people have access to food during difficult times, with the majority of people leaving the program within nine months. More than half of food stamp recipients are children, and eight percent are over 60 years of age.