Food Stamp Challenge to start Nov. 11

The annual Jewish Community Food Stamp Challenge, which asks participants to eat for a week on a food-stamp budget, will run for one week starting on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Challenge organizers have asked rabbis, cantors and others to commit to spending no more than $31.50 on one week’s worth of food and beverages. That’s the average allotment for individuals on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or food stamps.

Visit for resources and other information. For participation guidelines, click on “About the Food Stamp Challenge.”

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is the major sponsor, with support from Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, the Orthodox social justice nonprofit Uri L’Tzedek, and various groups of synagogues, rabbis and cantors.

There was an earlier session of the challenge from Sept. 7 to 13.