This week brings something a bit different around here…
For the next 7 days, I’ll be spending no more than $31.50 for all of my food and beverages, which as you can imagine, is a lot less than I normally spend on groceries. And it has absolutely no room for eating out, which makes me incredibly nervous as I LOVE to eat out. Thankfully Richie is taking on the challenge along with me which means we get more money to spend for the week and he won’t be tempting me with expensive foods like cheese!
Why a SNAP Challenge? My new job, (which I still haven’t filled you in on, sorry!) is at a non-profit anti-hunger organization so we are all taking part of this SNAP challenge. Obviously one-week is just a tiny glimpse into actually living on this sort of food budget, but I think it will be eye-opening to say the least. I know I have already learned a lot.
- $31.50 for all food and drink (the average SNAP benefit) for the week (comes out to $1.50/meal)
- Monday July 9th – Sunday July 15th
- I’ll be eating only foods that I purchased for the challenge, but condiments already in the kitchen are ok to use
- Want to join in? Use the hash tag #SNAP4aWeek and tweet pictures of your meals to @StopHunger – we would love to have you join us! Full guidelines are here.
The next few days I’ll be sharing daily eats on my food stamp budget and I’ll be sure to share all of my thoughts at the end of the challenge.