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SNAP Challenge: “What the hell are you trying to prove?”

In the past three weeks, I have eaten things that were not quite ready for the trash can and found ways to appreciate them. Before this, I often let produce go bad in my fridge because I forgot I had it. No more. Pin It

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SNAP Challenge: Lianne’s Journey

I did the SNAP Challenge to understand how someone in that position could get by, and it made me far more appreciative than anything I could have ever done.

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SNAP Challenge: Week Two, Choices

It is Sunday evening and I am not hungry. For the first time in a week. I took stock of what food was left from week one, and I’ll admit, I pigged out. It wasn’t pretty. And, as I look at the list of foods consumed, it wasn’t really what I would have called ‘pigging […]

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SNAP Challenge: Day 3 Ruminations, by Heather

Her PerspectiveWaking up day three. The first thing on my mind is food. Usually I would flip on NPR, make coffee, start notes for the day, plan out the ideas I had for work. Usually my mind begins working from the time I open my eyes. But not today.

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SNAP Challenge: Day 3 Ruminations, by Jan-Michael

His PerspectiveA few people have asked us online about our rules and the reality of this challenge. In truth, any of these types of challenges (live among the homeless for a week, etc) are not realistic because we KNOW they will end. We also do know that we have the money we would need if […]

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SNAP Challenge: Meet Jan-Michael

Food plays a big part in ending homelessness. Escaping homelessness requires setting goals, holding down a job, being healthy – and you can’t do that or be that without knowing where your next meal is coming from and having that meal be healthy. Pin It

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SNAP Challenge: Can You Live On $30/Week?

Living 14 days on the average amount given to an individual with SNAP (Food Stamp) benefitsUp until now I thought I understood hunger. Understood what it means to be without the kinds of food I find healthy and desirable, and what it may mean to live as many of my hungry and homeless neighbors do. […]

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