Diana's Week of Groceries - What $4.27 Per Day Looks Like

This week, CalFresh Challenge participants are experiencing a glimpse of the difficult realities of food insecurity. On a CalFresh budget, the simple task of grocery shopping gets complicated. It takes hours of calculating, shopping and meal prep to come up with a week's worth of nutritious and filling meals on just $4.27 a day.

Diana took the Challenge and shared her groceries for this week, costing a total of $26.09.


One of her first meals: taco night. Getting creative with ingredients, her dinner cost $1.10. 


If you want to learn more about walking in the shoes of families and individuals on CalFresh, it's not too late to take the CalFresh Challenge. Click here to register and learn more.