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WAND Members Take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge

Saturday, June 15, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: WAND Administrator
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About the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge
The SNAP Challenge gives participants a view of the struggle to obtain adequate food that is faced by millions of low-income Americans. Most participants take the Challenge for one week, living on about $4 per day worth of food – the average food stamp benefit. Challenge participants are forced to make food shopping choices on a limited budget, and learn how difficult it is to avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy without adequate resources.

WAND has several members who are participating in the challenge.  Each of the following members will be blogging about their experience.  Please visit often to view updates from the following WAND members:

As of June 7, several members of Congress have committed to taking the SNAP Challenge including:
  • Lee (CA), Matsui (CA)
  • Holmes-Norton (DC)
  • Carney (DE)
  • Schakowsky (IL), Duckworth (IL)
  • McGovern (MA)
  • Conyers (MI), Kildee (MI), Levin (MI)
  • Ellison (MN), McCollum (MN), Nolan (MN)
  • Watt (NC)
  • Kuster (NH)
  • Lujan-Grisham (NM)
  • Crowley (NY), Rangel (NY)
  • Fudge (OH)
  • DeFazio (OR)
  • Cartwright (PA)
  • Langevin (RI)
  • O’Rourke (TX), Veasey (TX)
  • DelBene (WA)
  • Pocan (WI)