The Food Stamp Challenge
By The Non-Consumer Advocate on August 12, 2011
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[Editor's Note: I realize this was a July challenge and it's now August, but I'm fascinated by Katy's social experiment. She's trying to feed her family of four (with two teens) on what she would get in food stamps. -Rita]
July Food Stamp Challenge
The SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) website states that “The average monthly benefit was about $101 per person” which is what I’m going to work with. This number appears to be based on 2008 numbers, but is the most recent info on the website. This number simplifies the challenge, although your state, (Alaska and Hawaii) may have a higher allotment.