Ask your Members of Congress to take the Food Stamp Challenge with you, and live for 1 week (Sept 7-Sept 13 or Nov 11-Nov 17) on the average food stamp allotment of $31.50!

Inviting local elected officials to join you will raise the profile of your Food Stamp Challenge and affiliated community events, help ensure press coverage of your actions, and help Members of Congress learn more about hunger in the United States. 

Hunger exists in every Congressional district, and it is important that Members of Congress understand the needs and challenges of their constituents. The Food Stamp Challenge is the first step towards understanding, and an important educational experience for Members of Congress.