TAKE THE SNAP CHALLENGE
We challenge you to eat on only $4.17 per day for the week of May 10th-17th, 2015!
By taking the SNAP Challenge and experiencing what life is like for millions of Americans living on the average daily allowance of only $4.17, we hope to raise awareness for alternatives like Wholesome Wave Georgia's programs that support access to healthy food while on SNAP.
While on the challenge, shop at a WWG partner farmers market where SNAP dollars are doubled and you'll find local, fresh, healthy foods at affordable prices. This means that as a SNAP Challenge participant, each time you shop at a WWG partner farmers market, your budget doubles from $4.17 to $8.34/day. That's the magic of Wholesome Wave's Double SNAP Program!
Could you feed your family on $4 a day?
In Georgia, almost 2 million people–one in five Georgians–receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamp) benefits each month. The average person receives a food stamp allowance of $4.17 a day to purchase food.
Across our state, not only are families and individuals finding it difficult to afford food, they're also having trouble accessing fresh, healthy, food.
One of Wholesome Wave Georgia's top programs doubles every SNAP dollar from $1 to $2 at nearly 40 partner farmers markets. Through this doubling initiative we increase access to and affordability of fresh, locally produced food for SNAP recipients. This means more healthy food for communities in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia, where healthy food is often sparse, expensive and low-quality, and more money for farmers.