Hunger relief agency runs SNAP Challenge

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BRUNSWICK — Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program will host the SNAP Challenge, a program to raise awareness about food insecurity, from Sept. 19-24.

The event challenges participants to live on the SNAP budget, or $4 a day, for a week. SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a federally funded program that provides low-income families and individuals with benefits to be spent on groceries.

MCHPP is inviting participants to reflect on their experiences on their blog, or on a personal blog.

To learn more and register, visit the organization’s website.

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  • Paul Whitcomb

    Four dollars a day? In your dreams! That’s $120.00 dollars a month! Many people in Maine are getting the minimum benefits set by the federal government: Sixteen dollars a month.