SNAP into Summer Challenge supporting Interfaith Food Pantry Network
Interfaith Food Pantry Network

About SNAP into Summer Challenge

SNAP into Summer!

Did you know that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as 'Food Stamps') provides an average of $4.40 a day to food insecure individuals? Imagine how limited your diet would be if you only had $4.40 per day to spend on food. IFPN supplements many SNAP recipient's food budgets by making fresh produce, low fat dairy and lean proteins available to them through our programs.

THE CHALLENGE: Show your support for the many people in need in Morris County by joining them in their quest to find sustenance on $4.40 a day. Shop, cook, and eat for a week on that meager amount, then live to tell about it! Share your experience via socials and set a fundraising goal.

THE CAUSE:  100% of the proceeds will go toward improving the health and well-being of local families in need by providing greater access to healthy foods for IFPN clients and our Network Partners.

Step 1: Register

Participate on your own or encourage your family to join you! Click here to register. Your registration fee goes directly towards your fundraising goal. You're off to a great start!

Step 2: Fundraise

Once you register, pick any week between June 20, 2021 and July 20, 2021 to launch your challenge. You will automatically create a fundraising page with built-in tools to make it easy for you to reach out to family and friends for support. Check out the Starter Kit. Aim high! 100% of the proceeds go to IFPN families in need. Our suggested minimum fundraising goal is $200. 

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES:  We want to show how much we appreciation to our fundraisers!

  • Raise $200, receive an IFPN magnet.
  • Raise $500, receive an "I SNAP-ed into Summer" t-shirt.
  • Raise $1,000, receive an "I SNAP-ed into Summer" hoodie.
  • Raise $5,000, receive an "I SNAP-ed into Summer" t-shirt and hoodie (aw heck, we'll throw in an IFPN magnet or two!)

Step 3: Take the SNAP Challenge

Shop, cook, and eat for a week on a SNAP budget of $4.40 per person, per day. Share your experience with family, friends and friends of friends by posting to your SNAP Challenge fundraising page. 

Tips Fundraising Success

Check out the SNAP Facts page in the Starter Kit. Enlighten your social networks about hunger in New Jersey to inspire their support!

Once you have selected your start date, be sure to include it on your fundraising page. Share your page through all your social channels. Let the excitement and interest build and ask people to get onboard funding your effort right away!

Plan a shopping trip to purchase your food for the week. Post a video or photo of your shopping experience. What's in your cart?

Share videos/photos of a typical day's meals. Were you able to afford any healthy food items?

Share creative ways you found to stretch your food budget?

By day 3, we image this will get pretty uncomfortable! Tell your fans and followers how you're feeling. You are definitely earning their donations!

Share about how you handle social situations. Did you have to decline? Or perhaps just decline to eat?

If eat food you had in the house prior to starting the Challenge, you must subtract the amount from your budget. Same goes for freebies. A friend buys you a latte? That gets deducted. Freebies aren't always available to people living on SNAP. You'll be experiencing, firsthand, why the IFPN is so important!

Helpful tip:
Check out Leanne Brown's cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day 


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