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CalFresh Challenge: Day Six

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Yaceth Virgen My perspective changed about the decisions that low-income Americans facing hunger must make. After living on a limited food budget this week, making the right choices about food costs wasn’t the only issue affecting my family. When my

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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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