Jewish Community SNAP Challenge

I will participate in the Jewish Community SNAP Challenge from March 7-13, 2014 according to the guidelines set forth below:

Participation Guidelines

  1. Each person can only spend a total of $29.40 on food and beverages during the Challenge week - this translates to $4.20 per day, or $1.40 per meal.
  2. All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining out, must be included in the total spending.
  3. During the Challenge, eat only food that you purchase for the project. Do not eat food that you already own (this does not include spices and condiments).
  4. Avoid accepting free food from friends, family, or at work, including food at receptions or coffee in the office.
  5. Please keep track of receipts on food spending and take note of your experiences throughout the week.
  6. Share your experience by writing an op-ed for your local newspaper, blogging for the JUF Hunger Awareness Project website, advocating for feeding programs, volunteering and more.
  7. Donate the additional money you would have spent on food during this week to a local food bank or anti-hunger advocacy organization (optional).

Note: You may find it difficult to complete the Challenge due to schedule or the limited budget. It will still be important and worthwhile to track your experiences.

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VIDEO: Sanctuary -- The Hunger in our Midst

This episode of the public affairs program “Sanctuary,” which airs on ABC7-Channel 7, explores hunger, its impact on countless lives, and how a wide range of agencies and individuals are combatting this persistent, and once again growing, problem.

VIDEO: JUF Hunger Awareness Project Presentation


The JUF Hunger Awareness Project was presented at The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's 113th Annual Meeting Business Meeting on September 12, 2013.