SNAP Challenge: Could you live on $4 a day?

    4:15 PM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Sodexo Youth Ambassadors assigned to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and members of the Arkansas No Kid Hungry campaign will be taking the SNAP Challenge from July 8-15.

    The SNAP Challenge is an activity to raise awareness of how difficult it is to get enough to eat on the $4 per day, per person benefit provided under the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    Low income adults all across Arkansas struggle every day to feed themselves and their families. The high price of fresh fruits and vegetables and other staples of a healthy diet force families to make less than healthy food choices in order to simply put food on the table.

    For one week, our Youth Ambassadors, Mary Katherine Barker, Deepa Manjanatha and Sean Alexander, will allot themselves just $4 per day to eat, and will be blogging about their experience.

    For more information on the SNAP Challenge, go to http://frac.org/initiatives/snapfood-stamp-challenges/.

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