Monday, October 28, 2013

Presbyterian Church USA Invites You to Join Rev. Neal Presa in Taking the Food Stamp Challenge in November

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is encouraging families and individuals across the country to take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge on Nov. 17-23. Participants in the challenge pledge to use the average food stamp benefit — which varies by state — as their total budget for groceries for seven days.

PC(USA) leaders — including the Rev. Neal Presa, moderator of the 220th General Assembly; the Rev. Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the General Assembly; and Elder Linda Valentine, executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency — have committed to taking the challenge.

While living on a food stamp budget for just a week cannot come close to the struggles encountered by low-income families week after week and month after month, it does offer those who take the Challenge a new perspective and greater understanding.
Click on this link to register online

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