During the week of December 2-8, 2012 find out the challenges of living on the same budget as those who receive the SNAP Food Benefit.
- Each person can spend a total of $35 on food and beverages during the Challenge week. This budget translates to $5 per day, or $1.66 per meal.
- Keep all receipts and track all food and beverage spending. Any food or beverages purchased and eaten during the Challenge week must be accounted for in your budget, including meals purchased using the University’s meal plan or in restaurants.
- During the Challenge, eat only food that you purchase specifically for the Challenge. Do not eat food that you already have in your pantry or refrigerator (excluding spices and condiments).
- Avoid accepting free food from friends, family or work.