Feeding a family on a budget of $5 per person per day may seem completely crazy, but for low-income families, that a reality they deal with on a daily basis. For those who get nutrition assistance from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), stretching the food budget as much as humanly possible is absolutely critical. Considering that the maximum monthly allotment for a family of 4 is $632, which ends up being about $5 per day per person, a lot of time and energy has to go into turning that money into meals.

A little while ago, the MidOhio Foodbank completed a SNAP challenge and attempted to live while eating on a $5/week budget for a whole week. Their findings and reflections are definitely worth checking out.

Have you ever, by choose or otherwise, tried eating on a budget of $5 per day? We’d be very interested to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!

Check out some tips that could help you stretch your food budget to its limits: