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SNAP Challenge Shopping Trip–Christi



I went to the grocery store on Sunday, October 5, and purchased my food for a week. I was feeling pretty positive half-way through my shopping trip, because I still had $13 to spend. However, that $13 was quickly gobbled up by breakfast food, milk, frozen veggies, and some honey. I stopped several times during my shopping trip to recalculate my total purchase, because I tried really hard to “fit” coffee into the budget. However, I had to leave it behind; I’d rather eat than drink coffee (though it was a hard choice to make!) When I was driving home, I have to admit I was nervous. What if I run out of food? I am fortunate. I have food in my cupboard, if needed.

Not everyone is so lucky.

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