Day 1 of the CalFresh Challenge. It took hours of planning to create a menu and shopping list for the week that doesn’t exceed the average CalFresh weekly benefit amount of $30.67/week. I can’t imagine how difficult this would be for an entire family. My groceries for the week totaled $29.64, primarily from North Park Produce, a small ethnic market in my neighborhood. My plan is to eat almost the same thing every day: lentils/rice or beans/rice, PB & J, and some fruits/veg. It’s a healthy plan, but I know it would be almost impossible to get kids to adhere to a regimen like this.
CalFresh Challenge Blog
For up to a week, CalFresh Challenge participants ate on $4.27 per day to raise awareness of hunger in San Diego County and debunk common myths about CalFresh. Read what they learned about the realities of food insecurity.