A fail and a win: SNAP Challenge

Categories: Food for Thought, Social Action


Fail: I bought lunch in the cafeteria yesterday. Monday was to be the first day of my participating in the SNAP Challenge and trying to eat on $4/day. Fate intervened–my mom broke her hip and I spent the day in the hospital. And I am here again today–I can do this without worry since I have paid sick leave–but that’s a blog for a different day.

The win is the awareness this brings to me: I chose to eat in the cafeteria without worrying what bill I couldn’t pay because of it. I parked in the hospital parking lot ($5/day) without worrying that now I couldn’t buy the toilet paper I was out of. The Challenge makes me consider these things.

So sometime today, I’m going to speak to the social workers here to find out if there’s a fund or a waiver to cover parking for low income family members. If not, there should be.



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