Katie McQuaid's Scene in Manchester: $4.50-a-day eating challenge is not a 'snap'
Gosselin asked me to accept the SNAP Challenge and try living on just $4.50 of food a day. That is the average daily food allowance for a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps. The average amount a New Hampshire SNAP recipient actually receives from this program is less than $4 a day, but the SNAP Challenge lets you eat a little more, assuming that real SNAP recipients are able to supplement their food budget through other income.
There are families all over the country who are working with difficult grocery budgets. They are doing it because it's the only choice they have.
For more information on the SNAP challenge, visit www.nhfoodbank/events/hunger-action-month.
It looks like a group of Southern New Hampshire University employees is having an inspirational experience traveling around the country in a tour bus meeting some of the school's campus and online students, faculty and alumni this summer.
Don't forget to come out and say "Hi" at the Henniker Rotary Club's Chili Fest at Pat's Peak this Sunday. I am excited to judge this competition for the second year in a row. The best part of the event is obviously the delicious chili submitted by amateur chefs and local restaurants. I used to think chili was all the same, but when you sample dozens at the same time, you can really taste the variations.
Kudos to Friends of Stark Park and the group Just Love To Sing for bringing opera in the park to Manchester last week. I was able to see about half of the "Hansel and Gretel" performance before my boys started disrupting the show. It was a beautiful evening and I look forward to another performance next summer.
PeopleFest returns to Veterans Park Saturday. The free festival, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is a celebration of all the cultural heritages in our city. Attendees can experience music, dance and food from around the world. The event runs in conjunction with Manchester Artist Association's Art in the Park.
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