SNAP Challenge

The Department of Human Services oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, in Pennsylvania.

Teresa Miller, secretary of the Department of Human Services, took the SNAP Challenge from Sept. 24 to 28, 2018, in honor of Hunger Action Month, but you can take it yourself or show your support for SNAP at any time! 

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What is the challenge? 

The SNAP Challenge asks you to live on the SNAP budget for one week. The planning guide has budget amounts listed by family size.

 

Why the SNAP challenge? 

Secretary Miller waned to know firsthand the experience of Pennsylvanians who rely on SNAP benefits to fill their cupboards. “I am so honored to serve vulnerable Pennsylvanians who depend on DHS services, and this will help me better understand their personal circumstances,” Secretary Miller says.

If you're inspired to do the same, please feel free to use the information on this page to help inform your journey. Don't forget to use #SNAPchallengePA when sharing your experience on social media!  


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SNAP does so much to help vulnerable Pennsylvanians. It improves the health of older adults, children, and people with disabilities every day. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov | #SNAPChallengePA

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About 1.8 million Pennsylvanians rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, in order to have enough to eat. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov | #SNAPChallengePA   

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 Of 1.8 million Pennsylvanians depending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more than 690,000 are children, and more than 184,000 are older adults. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov | #SNAPChallengePA

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No one should ever have to go hungry. That’s why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(aka SNAP) helps eligible, low-income individuals purchase food they otherwise could not afford. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov | #SNAPChallengePA

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It is estimated that one in six older U.S. adults struggles with hunger, which can negatively impact their health. That’s why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP) is a crucial resource. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov | #SNAPChallengePA

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When it comes to children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP) improves their high school graduation rates, adult earnings, and adult health. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov |
#SNAPChallengePA

 

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SNAP does so much to help vulnerable Pennsylvanians. It improves the health of older adults, children, and people with disabilities every day. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov. #SNAPChallengePA

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About 1.8 million Pennsylvanians rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, in order to have enough to eat. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov. #SNAPChallengePA

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Of 1.8 million Pennsylvanians depending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more than 690,000 are children, and more than 184,000 are older adults. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov.  #SNAPChallengePA

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No one should ever have to go hungry. That’s why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP) helps eligible, low-income individuals purchase food they otherwise could not afford. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov. #SNAPChallengePA

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It is estimated that one in six older U.S. adults struggles with hunger, which can negatively impact their health. That’s why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP) is a crucial resource. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov. #SNAPChallengePA

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When it comes to children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka SNAP) improves their high school graduation rates, adult earnings, and adult health. Learn more: dhs.pa.gov.  #SNAPChallengePA