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Food Stamp Challenge to start Nov. 11

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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 http://www.foodstampchallenge.com 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.


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