$4.20 per person per day. That’s the SNAP Challenge. I don't know about you, but many of us find ourselves 'hungry for change' (just a quick nod to the documentary of the same name). The SNAP Challenge invites each person to “shop for your meals with the daily average per person benefit provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) to get a sense of some of the challenges faced by those struggling to put food on the table.” I decided to take the challenge.
Here’s how the challenge breaks down financially for my family of five. $4.20/day x five equals $126.00 per person for a month with 30 days. That totals $630.00 for the entire month. I shop biweekly so my budget is $315.00 for two shopping trips per month. I’ve actually been shopping this way for years and have been able to bring our family’s average closer to $4.00/day per person and eat nutritional, whole foods as well as the occasional splurge on pizza or an indulgent trip to our favorite fro-yo place.
Here’s a sneak peek into how I do it and how you can too.
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