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  1. ivfbcommunity
    ivfbcommunity 1 April, 2013 at 12:02 pm |

    Congrats on finishing the CalFresh/SNAP Challenge! I’ve enjoyed reading along, especially since some of us here in the Imperial Valley have been doing the CalFresh Challenge for Lent (and blogging about it) too!

  2. Laura King
    Laura King 1 April, 2013 at 4:56 pm |

    So what is for dinner tonight? That was a wonderful exercise. I hope you moved some people to help the cause.

  3. pastorbruceray
    pastorbruceray 1 April, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    I’m glad you survived the SNAP Challenge. My wife and I did not. We realized very quickly that it is virtually impossible to eat healthily on a SNAP budget. There were several unexpected events that required us to use our food budget and both of us work full time (plus) and struggle with the time it takes to cook meals on a daily basis. We realized that cooking every meal is the only way to make SNAP work. I also work with a lot of single parent families who rely on SNAP and they cannot do it either. Many of them do not have the time or skills to cook on a daily basis. Our experience made it every evident to us that SNAP is insufficient to feed families. Our experience also led us to a commitment to make sure that SNAP benefits are NOT cut (as proposed by the US House and Senate). In the kingdom of God, there is plenty of loaves and fishes (with leftovers!) Amen.

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