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We started the week by spending $58.29 of our $67.96 total budget with one big trip to Kroger.

SNAP Challenge

Taking the challenge of eating on the $33.98 a week, the average Georgia food stamp allowance.
updated 03.4.14

  • We started the week by spending $58.29 of our $67.96 total budget with one big trip to Kroger.
    We started the week by spending $58.29 o…
  • Jim opted for eggs and toast most mornings. With black coffee, this meal came to 65 cents.
    Jim opted for eggs and toast most mornin…
  • I ate oatmeal every morning. Topped with banana, hazelnuts, and brown sugar, this dish cost  61 cents. Coffee with milk put the total for my breakfast at 77 cents.
    I ate oatmeal every morning. Topped with…
  • We bought a pork roast that had been marked down ($7.88 for the whole thing) and used it for multiple meals. This meal of roast pork with potatoes and applesauce was just under $2 per serving.
    We bought a pork roast that had been mar…
  • We usually eat lentils and rice at least once a week. At 88 cents a serving, this dish is a thrifty complete protein.
    We usually eat lentils and rice at least…
  • We bought locally grown Bok Choy at Truly Living Well urban farm, which participates in the Wholesome Wave program, that allows SNAP users to shop at farmers markets, and just as importantly, doubles the value of their benefits.
    We bought locally grown Bok Choy at Trul…
  • Running low on supplies by Friday, we cobbled together roasted veggies and leftover rice.
    Running low on supplies by Friday, we co…
  • Red beans and rice proved to be another affordable and satisfying meal.
    Red beans and rice proved to be another …
  • We augmented Ramen noodles with frozen peas and slivers of pork roast. This dish cost 88 cents.
    We augmented Ramen noodles with frozen p…
  • I eat peanut-butter-and-raisin sandwiches often; during the SNAP challenge I ate one almost every day for lunch.
    I eat peanut-butter-and-raisin sandwiche…
  • At the end of the week, we were left with just a handful of items  -  and 65 cents.
    At the end of the week, we were left wit…