Our friend Simon Greer, President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, just finished the SNAP challenge, and had some interesting and thought provoking things to say. He blogged about the week-long experience. In Simon’s words “Nearly 1 in 3 people are at least fairly worried about having enough money to put food on the table. It is really breathtaking. I’m a little hungry but I know this will end Friday night. For so many there is no way to know if it will end”.
SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, what used to be known as food stamps. The SNAP challenge is a way for people who have not experienced life on SNAP benefits to get a glimpse into the experience of relying on it.