ROCKVILLE, MD (WUSA) -- What is the weekly food budget for your family? $100? $200?
Could you survive on a quarter of that?
For a lot of people in our region, there's no choice. SNAP, the federal food program that used to be called food stamps, provides an average daily benefit per person of about $4.28.
And across the country about 20 million children are surviving on that. Even in prosperous Montgomery County, about one in three school children are on SNAP.
Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin is leading 'SNAP the Silence Challenge.' Hundreds of people are voluntarily trying to shop for food for five days on five dollars a day.
"Going to eat a lot of beans this week," says Judith Clark, as she shops at the Giant supermarket on Hungerford Dr in Rockville.