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Participation in hunger program taking place Sept. 10-14
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Posted: 2012 Sep 07 - 00:52

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Members of the Martin County Hunger Free Coalition will be participating in a "SNAP Challenge" during the week of Sept. 10-14 as part of national Hunger Action Month.

The Coalition consists of executive directors and senior staff from nonprofits organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way, Salvation Army, House of Hope, and Council on Aging as well as rabbis and ministers, Martin County commissioners, and local citizens dedicated to ending hunger in Martin County.

In Florida, some low-income residents who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly known as Food Stamps) receive roughly $4 per person a day to spend on food.

In solidarity with our neighbors, the mothers and fathers of our children's classmates, hungry children everywhere, and the clients we serve who participate in SNAP, members of the Martin County Hunger Free Coalition will be spending just $4 a day on food during the week of September 10-14.

There are no exceptions except condiments and spices. Receipts will be collected by each participant. Challenge participants in other parts of the country have expressed the difficulty of food shopping choices, how difficult it is to avoid hunger, affording nutritious foods, and staying healthy.

Those participating in the SNAP Challenge will be blogging about their experiences on the Treasure Coast Food Bank website and sharing their experiences on the Food Bank's Facebook page as well. And participants will make themselves available to members of the media before the SNAP Challenge and during the week.

For more information, call (772) 224-4166.

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