SNAP Challenge
Lent 2020

During Lent 2020 Mind the Gap at FUMC invites you to take the “SNAP Challenge.”

By taking the SNAP Challenge for one week during this season of Lent you’ll have an opportunity to understand the choices and sacrifices that many families are forced to make all the time trying to put nutritious food on their tables. Do you think you are able to feed your family on $4.11 per person per day?  Millions of Americans who receive funding through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including many in Washtenaw County, must do this on a daily basis. One in seven people in Washtenaw County struggles with hunger. Fifteen percent of Michigan residents receive SNAP benefits, including 27% of children under 18 years.

How to participate in the SNAP Challenge:

To participate in the challenge during Lent, February 26 – April 11, 2020, you choose one week during the time frame that you want to participate in the challenge. You can find information and guidelines for the SNAP Challenge at Ann Arbor’s Food Gatherers’ website. This will take you to a PDF document that includes a worksheet for the challenge, and this document also contains a link to a fact sheet about SNAP from Feeding America or you can find the fact sheet here. You also can stop by the Mind the Gap table at Sunday morning Connections on February 16, 23, or March 1 to learn more.

On Sunday, April 19 at 11am, Mind the Gap will gather those interested to come and talk about the SNAP Challenge — we will meet in the Wesley Lounge. You do not have to have participated in the challenge to join us for this session. If you have questions, or to let us know you are participating in the challenge, you can contact Lynn Palacios ( or 734.769.0392).

FUMC’s Mind the Gap is a study and advocacy group focused on the core causes and solutions to food insecurity in our community. Find out more about the Mind the Gap group.