SNAP Challenge

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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! 
To have a greater impact, donate the difference between $28 and your normal weekly food bill. For every $1 you donate, you’ll provide a full day of meals to someone in need. For example, if your normal weekly food bill is $100, the $72 dollar difference will provide 216 meals.

Help raise money for the Houston Food Bank's SNAP Challenge and become a SNAP Challenge Champion today.  Challenge champions help raise funds for the Food Bank by setting up their own fundraising page for donations by friends and family. 

Sign up for the SNAP Challenge Now

If you decide to take the challenge, we welcome posts on our Facebook page and Tweet us using the hashtag #SNAPChallenge

SNAP Challenge Guidelines

  1. Each person should spend no more than a total of $28 on food and beverages during the Challenge week.
  2. All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining out, must be included in the total spending.
  3. 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).
  4. You may not accept free food from friends, family, or at work, including at receptions, meetings or parties.
  5. Keep track of receipts on food spending, and take note of your experiences throughout the Challenge week.

Good luck! 

See how the our community got involved in the SNAP Challenge last year
Houston Food Bank President/CEO Brian Greene takes the SNAP Challenge
2012 SNAP Challenge participant Mercedes P. shares her story 
2012 SNAP Challenge participant  Sharon G. shares her story 

Hunger Stories
SNAP Facts 
SNAP Friendly Recipes
         BBQ Pulled Chicken         
         Classic American Chicken Salad
         Chicken and Rice 
         Chicken Fried Rice 
         Chicken Taquitos  

Donate Today!

Your contribution enables the Houston Food Bank to continue feeding over 865,000 individuals each year.

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