United Way presents the SNAP Challenge
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Area United Way is inviting the entire community to participate in the SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program) Challenge this week.
The challenge asks individuals to commit to living on the Wisconsin SNAP allotment of $1.30 per person, per meal. This gives participants a view of the struggle to obtain adequate food that is faced by millions of Americans every day. By living on the average food stamp benefit, participants find themselves forced to make food choices on a limited budget, and learn how difficult it is to avoid hunger, afford nutritious foods, and stay healthy without adequate resources.
Participants are encouraged to share their experiences with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. They are also asked to share their SNAP challenge experience on social media by tagging Marshfield Area United Way on Facebook and/or Twitter.