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CalFresh Challenge encourages San Diegans to eat on a tight budget

Posted at 3:45 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 19:14:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Could you feed yourself on about $4 per day? The San Diego Hunger Coalition is encouraging San Diegans to take part in the annual CalFresh Challenge to raise awareness about food insecurity.

CalFresh public assistance allots $4.07 daily in food benefits, according to SDHC. The system, known nationally as SNAP, helps those in need but it is insufficient for helping people meet basic needs, SDHC says.

During the CalFresh Challenge, participants must spend no more than $20.35 for five days on all meals, drinks, and snacks. During the week, participants must not accept free food.

San Diego Hunger Coalition wants participants to post about the experience on social media with the hashtag #CalFreshChallenge.

Participants are also asked to donate to SDHC.