Today marks the first day of our Social Grocery Food Stamp Challenge. Good luck to those participating! Even if you are unable to participate in our challenge, remember that it is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. If you”ve been wanting to take the time to volunteer or make a donation to your local food shelf or clothing drive, this is the week to do it! Or you can find a Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Event in your area.
As a way to kick off the week, we start with an inside look into one participant”s progress. Laura S. kicked off her challenge this AM with a slightly plain (but tasty) breakfast:
How does this compare do your daily breakfast? Needless to say, it”s much cheaper (and healthier) than a large decaf and bagel from your favorite coffee shop. Would this hold you over till lunchtime?
As for the weekly budget, Laura began her shopping yesterday, spending only $18.18 of the $31.50 allowance!
Frozen Peas $1.00
Shredded Cheese $1.89
Dozen Eggs $1.69
Total Cereal $3.00
Pita Bread $2.50
Canned Kidney Beans $1.19
Canned Chick Peas $1.19
Ramen (x5) $1.00
What do you think the remaining $13.32 of the weekly budget will be spent on?
Would these foods be able to sustain your hunger for a week?
To track Laura”s progress, be sure to follow her on Twitter!