The CalFresh Challenge gives participants a view of what life can be like for millions of low-income Americans. It started in 2007 when four members of Congress decided to live for one week on an average food stamp budget of several dollars a day. The goal is to continue to raise awareness and understanding around the challenges faced by millions of Americans receiving CalFresh/SNAP benefits. The average benefit in San Diego is about $4.90 per person per day, or about $34.31 per week.
The cost of a container of coffee and fresh fruits and vegetables will never look the same again.