Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) national Chair, Larry Gold, of Atlanta, recently participated in the Food Stamp Challenge sponsored by the JCPA.   The challenge is to live on the equivalent of an average adult allotment of $31.50 in food stamps for a week.   Larry observed, “It was an experience unlike I have had.  One is constantly aware of food and focused on the next meal.  With a shelf in the pantry and the refrigerator holding all the contents of the $31.50 allotted for a week of meals, the visual aspects of the diminishing supply underscored the anxiety of the challenge.”

Rabbis and congregations across Atlanta are also participating in the challenge, giving a new, first-hand dimension to the community’s historic efforts to combat hunger through participation in the Hunger Walk and Operation Isaiah.

Learn how you can participate in the Food Stamp Challenge.  Visit