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Following seven days of bagged lunches and homemade meals — all purchased on a budget of $31.50 — Secretary  Polanowicz, Commissioner Monahan and other participants are at the end of the 2013 SNAP Challenge. However, for millions of Americans, the challenge to fight hunger continues.


Secretary Polanowicz and lunch
Secretary Polanowicz heads to work with SNAP Challenge Lunch

To provide insight into this national issue, the Secretary and Commissioner joined the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities for a screening of the documentary, A Place at the Table at the State House. Christian McGuigan, director of social action film campaigns at Participant Media, introduced the documentary to the audience of legislators, staff and advocates. 


A Place at the Table follows three families struggling with food insecurity, with insights from experts, activists, policymakers and ordinary citizens. Congressman James McGovern, another SNAP Challenge participant talks about the fight to prevent drastic cuts to the SNAP program at the federal level. For more information on the film or on how you can help advocate, visit:

A Place at the Table Screening
Christian McGuigan of Participant Media introduces "A Place at the Table" at the State House screening on June 19.






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