"I failed." – Elaine's CalFresh Challenge

This year, we're offering a new option – to take the CalFresh Challenge for just one day. But while this option is less of a time commitment, participants are learning how difficult it is to access enough food when they can't divide their grocery costs over several days.

Elaine's Story

I failed! I took the Challenge for today and shopped wisely, but ended up going over budget by 52 cents.

Here is what I ate for breakfast:

Then, I shopped for lunch and dinner. I guess if I had planned better, I could have made sure that my lunch would not be the same thing as my dinner.  

Think you could make it on $4.27 for a day's worth of food? Take the challenge and tell us your story.