Saturday, September 17, 2011

Last Day

Today is the final day of the 2011 Hunger Challenge.

Let us know what this experience has meant to you! Leave a note on our Facebook wall or email us your story!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Only ONE MORE DAY of the 2011 Hunger Challenge

You’re coming around the home stretch – don’t give up! Are you feeling brain tired like Hunger Challenger Rachel?  Did you reach out to friends and family for support like Anneliesz?
How has your week been?  What did you think it would be like and how has it been different?

Let us know via twitter or our Facebook wall or by emailing us your story

Good luck tonight!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day Five

Tomorrow is KGO Radio Fights Hunger Day. They’ll be broadcasting live from local food banks, bringing their listeners stories and discussions about hunger in the Bay Area!

Petit Appetit blogger and 4th year Hunger Challenger, Lisa Barnes, and SFist editor and 1st time Hunger Challenger, Brock Keeling, will be sharing their experiences on air tomorrow afternoon. Be sure to tune in throughout the day to AM 810 to hear all the hunger-related stories and interviews.

These last days of the Hunger Challenge are the hardest, but the stories we are all sharing are worth so much in the effort to alleviate hunger in our community. Hang in there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hunger Challenge Hump Day

We are almost over the hump and halfway through the Hunger Challenge!

Please join us in a Hunger Challenge "Virtual Lunch" Tweet-Up TOMORROW! 

Thursday, September 15th: Noon - 1 pm (PST)

Sure, you may be eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich alone at your desk - but there are lots of other Hunger Challengers in the same situation. Let's get together virtually and have lunch! Here's what to do:
  1.  Sign into Twitter
  2. Enter the hashtag #HChal (we're using a different hashtag from the usual #HungerChallenge so there's more room to talk) into the search box. OR, if you're using Twitter apps like HootSuite, create a search stream for #HChal (if you need help, let us know)
  3. Starting at noon, we'll be asking questions and suggesting topics!
  4. Tweet using the #HChal hashtag to join the discussion and share your experiences, insights and ideas!

A lot of our challengers are starting to feel the pressure of a tight budget! Check out this great article on BlogHer which highlights some of our Hunger Challengers!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hunger Challenge Update

The Hunger Challenge is going strong! Everyone has done their shopping and experienced their first two days on the challenge. While reality has set in for many of our Challengers, there are so many great lessons being learned and so many great recipes being shared!

Here are some of our favorite blog posts:

Are you taking the challenge? Let us know how it’s going!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Hunger Challenge is ON!

How's it going? Check out posts and tweets from the 2011 Hunger Challengers. Just click on the links on the right-hand side of this page. 

To see what everyone's saying about the Hunger Challenge, check out this Twitter feed, or visit the Food Bank's Facebook page.

Taking the Challenge?

  • Post on Facebook daily about what you’re eating (or not able to eat). Or join the discussion on our FB page.
  • Tweet all about it – use the hashtag #HungerChallenge
  • Post pictures of your meals on your blog or Facebook 
  • Talk to your friends, families and co-workers about what you’re doing – they’ll want to listen
  • Support other Hunger Challengers by reading and commenting on their blogs

Still need to sign up for the Challenge? It's not too late! You can join at any time.