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CalFresh Challenge: Day Five

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Yaceth Virgen Today was the first time I went grocery shopping since the Challenge started. The first time I had spent $43.00 and this time I just purchased items that would complete a meal. I spent only $9.99 on four

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CalFresh Challenge: Day Four

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Yaceth Virgen It’s been four days since I have embarked on the National SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as CalFresh in California) Challenge and I have experienced hunger in a new way. As a child, I never experienced hunger first

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CalFresh Challenge: Day Three

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Yaceth Virgen Having my SNAP Challenge experience shared with my household has been somewhat of a challenge. We haven’t gone back to the grocery store from our first day; we have been maintaining our meals on the $43.00 we spent.

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CalFresh Challenge: Day Two

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Yaceth Virgen My daily routine to stay on budget has been an obstacle, starting with my morning cup of coffee. I had to abstain from my favorite daily ritual of making my cup of coffee in the morning while catching

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