Entries by Melissa Haggerty


$4 A Day: Hunger & Food Insecurity

According to the USDA, in 2013, 49.1 million Americans experienced food insecurity. This means 14% of households often don’t know where their next meal is coming from, which is something I have never personally experienced. Thus, I decided to take the SNAP Challenge to gain a better understanding of what it means to be food insecure. In accordance with the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, I was allowed a budget of $4 a day for food.