Food Stamps Challenge

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The Food Stamp Challenge invited students and area churches to create awareness and advocate on behalf of people who receive Food Stamps.

When someone receives Food Stamps, it is not an extravagant amount of money. Food Stamps affords a person: $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 to eat for a day.

Nearly 45 million people in the United States are given this assistance (1 out of every 7 Americans). The Food Stamp Challenge is inviting people to become aware of what it is like to live on Food Stamps, asking individuals to limit the funds they spend on food to that of someone who receives food stamps. They can choose to participate for one meal, for full day or a full week.

Students will also be invited to advocate for the hungry, writing letters to government representatives to continue and/or increase aid for Food Stamp Assistance. They may also write a letter to the editor of their local paper to help create awareness of this issue.

Last, we are inviting students from various faith traditions, along with area churches, to make videos that answer the question "What is it about my faith that causes me to advocate or act on behalf of the hungry?"

Rev. Amy Shorner-Johnson

Assistant Chaplain
Chaplain and Religious Life
Staff

Beth Kenney

Representative of Hillel
Early Childhood and Special Education Major
Class of 2013

Heather Slifko

Representative of Newman Club
Occupational Therapy Major
Class of 2012

Abdullah Ata

Political Science major
Class of 2012

Eileen Krozner

Representative of Newman Club
Social Work Major
Class of 2014 

Kathryn Niznansky

Representative of Newman Club
Early Childhood and Special Education Major
Class of 2013

Joanna Davis

Representative of Faith in Action
Occupational Therapy Major
Class of 2013