SNAP challenge begins today - Tucson News Now

SNAP challenge begins today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Starting today, a challenge to all people in Southern Arizona, spend only $4 a day on food.  That is idea behind the SNAP challenge. 

Participants are ‘challenged' to only spend $4 per person, per day for four days and still keep the meals healthy and their family members full. 

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, and it helps over one million Arizona households put food on the table.

The SNAP challenge is sponsored by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, who stated that while this challenge experience cannot give participants a true sense of living in deep or prolonged poverty, it can provide insight into some challenges many families face.

Challenge organizers also want participants to consider proposed cuts to the SNAP program. 

The SNAP challenge runs from September 3 to September 6.

For more information on how to register and share experiences with the challenge head to the Tucson News Now website.

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