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You and your family have been homeless for the past two months. You have finally found a minimum wage job that allows you to afford a two-bedroom apartment, but you have to work more than 70 hours per week. Once rent, utilities and other bills are factored in, you do not have any money left for food. But, you qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. You receive monthly benefits of $131.38 per person in your household. This breaks down to $30.66 per person per week.Because you and your family were homeless, there is no food to store in cabinets or a refrigerator and you do not have a garden to grow your own produce. Everything that you and your family will consume has to be purchased using your SNAP benefits.
By taking the SNAP Food Challenge and participating in the weeklong activities, the USC Upstate community will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the discussion about and impact of living on a limited food budget.
Participants in the challenge will have to make strategic meal choices between healthy and fulfilling foods and will deal with some of the struggles individuals and families face every day when living on a low-income food budget. Students, faculty, and staff can also educate themselves about the SNAP program and food insecurities by attending one of the several programs offered during the week.
2013 SNAP Food ChallengeFebruary 20-26, 2013Sponsored by the Office of Student Life
Take the Challenge!Click here to registerDeadline: Thursday, February 14 at Noon
ContactKara FergusonAssistant DirectorOffice of Student Life800 University WaySpartanburg, SC email@example.com
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