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Polanowicz, McGovern Take Part in "SNAP Challenge"

Secretary Polanowicz and Congressman McGovern are going to try to live on a week's food budget of $31.50.

Information courtesy of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Kicking it off with a visit to Save-A-Lot in Springfield, on Wednesday, June 12, Massachusetts Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary John Polanowicz, D-Northborough, shops for a week’s worth of food on a budget of $31.50 to kick off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge. The challenge is designed to highlight the importance of the federal SNAP program as a front line defense against hunger.

Secretary Polanowicz is joining his family, Congressman James McGovern, D-Worcester, Interim DTA Commissioner Stacey Monahan and participants across the country in taking the SNAP challenge from June 13-19, living on a total food budget of $31.50 for the week, which is the average, per-person federal SNAP benefit.

Would you take the challenge? Could you do it?

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