Can you eat on $4 a day?
Take the SNAP Challenge and find out.
What if your life was very different and you could not afford to buy food? Nearly a million food insecure children, adults and seniors face that risk every day in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by the Houston Food Bank.
In southeast Texas, 785,000 people turn to SNAP (formerly food stamps) to help them put food on the table. Unfortunately, that's less than half of who's eligible for the program. Texas has one of the lowest participation rates in the nation.
The current average SNAP budget is $4 a day for an individual, or $28 a week.
Can you feed yourself with $4 a day for a week? Take the Food Stamp Challenge and find out!
If you decide to take the challenge, we welcome posts on our Facebook page and Tweet us using the hashtag #SNAPChallenge
SNAP Challenge Guidelines
- Each person should spend no more than a total of $28 on food and beverages during the Challenge week.
- All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining out, must be included in the total spending.
- During the Challenge, only eat of that you purchase for the project. Do not eat food that you already own (this does not include spices and condiments).
- You may not accept free food from friends, family, or at work, including at receptions, meetings or parties.
- Keep track of receipts on food spending, and take note of your experiences throughout the Challenge week.