Community Food Bank SNAP Challenge
September 24 through September 28, 2012
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will sponsor a SNAP Challenge September 24 through September 28, 2012 during which participants will challenge themselves to live on a budget of $4.00 per day or $20.00 for a five days 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 a million Arizona households 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.
The Community Food Bank SNAP Challenge will host a kickoff shopping trip to Fry’s Food Store at 2001 East Irvington Road (near Campbell and Irvington) on Monday, September 24th at 9:00 AM. The public is invited.
“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,” stated Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
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, contact Jessie Baxter at (520) 882-3317.