The Second Harvest Community Food Bank Executive Director David Davenport will be taking a very personal journey this April. Davenport is attempting to live on the average food stamp benefit of $25 a week. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with David.

David Davenport

Press Release from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

What would life look like, feel like, be like if you lived on just $25 per week? Countless numbers of our neighbors are doing just that. This April, join David Davenport, Executive Director of Second Harvest Community Food Bank, as he attempts to live as a local resident on food stamps….on$25 per week.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps Program) is meant to provide supplementary food assistance for low income residents and their families to purchase nutritious food. The amount of benefits a resident receives depends on their income level and the number of people in their household. For a single resident, David will live on the average food stamp benefit: $25.

$25 is not much money when it comes to making nutritious food choices, especially if you have health issues. David is no different. This April will be the four-year anniversary of his double lung transplant. Imagine having diabetes or high-cholesterol and needing to make the tough, healthy choice to buy fruit instead of processed food, to spend $3.00 instead of just $.50?

Please follow David Davenport on this very personal journey by logging onto our blog at www.ourcommunityfoodbank.org/blog site.

The journey begins on April 1st.