Monday, September 21, 2009

Tyson Goal Reached! 100,000 lbs of Free Food on the Way!

Thank you! In just over a day, we collected enough Twitter messages to put 100,000 pounds of protein-rich food onto Tyson trucks headed for the San Francisco Food Bank. Wondering just how much food that is? It will fill three huge tractor-trailers! Learn more about Tyson's donation and see the eye-opening hunger facts people were tweeting here. Feel free to keep on tweeting, too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

2009 Hunger Challenge - September 20-26

Can you eat for just $4 a day? That's the average amount a Californian on food stamps has to spend on a day's meals.

The San Francisco Food Bank's 2009 Hunger Challenge is this week - September 20-26. Try it for a week or even just a day. More than 35 million people in our country live on a food stamp budget – can you? If you'd like to join the Hunger Challenge, email us at:

Can't take the Hunger Challenge? Consider making a donation to help us feed the 150,000 people in San Francisco who are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Your $20 donation allows us to provide $180 worth of groceries!

CBS5 Reporter Sue Kwon Joins the Hunger Challenge

CBS5 ConsumerWatch reporter Sue Kwon took the Hunger Challenge and reported about her experiences. Here are links to her stories:
~Monday (noon): Sue describes the Hunger Challenge
~Monday (6 pm): A look at hunger stats; Sue's shopping trip with Hunger Challenge blogger Amy Sherman and her first day eating for just $4 
~Tuesday: Shopping with a food stamp recipient and info on food stamp requirements
~Wednesday: What it feels like on the Hunger Challenge, plus viewer comments
~Thursday: San Francisco Food Bank grocery pantries, recipes with Amy  
~Friday: The Tyson donation arrives!
    We're thrilled - and very grateful - that Sue and CBS5 made such a big commitment to shining a light on hunger in San Francisco!
    [In the photo above, Sue shops for the Challenge with veteran Hunger Challenge blogger Amy Sherman; below, all the food Sue had to eat for a week.]

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    Tips, Recipes and Blog Posts from Last Year

    Click on the link below for a complete listing of all the blog posts published by last year's Hunger Challenge bloggers. You'll find tips, shopping lists, recipes and lots of observations about living on a limited food budget:

    2008 Hunger Challenge blogger posts

    To see a compilation of all the recipes created by last year's Hunger Challenge bloggers, go here:

    2008 Hunger Challenge recipes