Food Bank challenges you to live on $4.21 a day

GREENVILLE (WNCT) – The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has a challenge for you.

They’re asking people to shop frugally for a week, and buy food with the same amount given to the average food stamp recipient, which in North Carolina is just four dollars and 21 cents per day. It’s called the food and nutrition services challenge.

Molly Rivera is participating in FNS challenge. “Raise awareness of what it feels like to be food insecure, which means what it feels like to not always know that you’re going to be able to eat a healthy, full meal.”

Living on only $4.21 a day can be difficult, especially if you want to eat healthy.
“Its tough.. I mean it’s tough,” said Lance Barton, Eastern Regional Director of the food bank in Greenville. “The place where it hits you the hardest is when it comes to nutritious food. Nutritious food is very expensive.”

The challenge is part of Hunger Action Month. You can follow the hashtag, #HungerMatters on social media for updates.

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