By taking the Food Stamp Challenge, you are joining Jewish and other faith community activists in communities across the country to call attention to the national crisis of hunger and poverty. Together, we will send a strong message to our public officials that we need to support SNAP (food stamps) and help keep millions from hunger and poverty.

  • 45.3 million Americans lived in poverty in 2013.
  • Close to one in nine children, nearly 6.5 million in total, lived in extreme poverty in 2013 (below half the poverty line).
  • More than one in seven adult women (18 and older), nearly 18 million, lived in poverty.