BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program is hosting a SNAP Challenge, an opportunity to reflect on food insecurity by living on the SNAP budget of $4/day for a week. The activity will take place from Sept. 18-24 and anyone is welcome to join. People can learn more and register at where they will find more details.

The SNAP Challenge is an initiative to promote awareness around issues of food insecurity in our country. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is a federally funded program that provides low-income families and individuals with benefits to spend on food at grocery stores and farmers markets. Partner organizations such as Curtis Memorial Library have recruited staff to take up the SNAP Challenge as well.

The primary activity of this is the challenge to live on a SNAP budget, but opportunities to reflect and discuss the experience are equally as important. Participants can document their experience using a personal blog or comment on a collective blog page created by MCHPP. This blog can be found through the MCHPP SNAP Challenge website.

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