Monday, September 20, 2010

We Did It! 300,000 Pounds of Tyson Chicken is on the Way!

Many thanks to everyone who left and comment on the Tyson Hunger Relief website and helped spread the word. For each comment, Tyson put another 100 pounds of chicken on the truck headed for the San Francisco Food Bank.

We've reached our goal, and the chicken is on its way!

Thanks also to Tyson, for their generous support of our Hunger Challenge - for the third year in a row - and for all their hunger relief efforts across the country.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Founding Hunger Challenger Genie Gratto on this Year's Challenge

Genie Gratto of The Inadvertent Gardener was one of the founding bloggers of the Hunger Challenge. In this post on BlogHer, she checks out what others are writing about their 2010 Hunger Challenge experiences:
Hungry for a Cause: The Hunger Challenge Gets Under Way for Third Year
Thanks for all your support, Genie!

Founding Hunger Challenger Faith Kramer Takes on Year #3

Founding Hunger Challenge blogger Faith Kramer of Blog Appetit has a wealth of observations, recipes and tips for eating on a budget. Here's an excerpt from her first 2010 Hunger Challenge post:
This is the third year that I've participated. You can see everything I posted on the 2008 challenge here, including shopping lists, daily menus, meal planning tips and more. In 2008, we only had $3 a person a day to work with, so filling up my family of four and keeping the food nutritious was even more challenging. (The extra dollar a day really makes a difference, but it is just a temporary change and is due to expire.) I think the Hunger Challenge Chili was my favorite recipe from that year. I also feel that what I wrote in my wrap up/recommendations for change post still sums my experience and what I learned and what I would like to see change to make it easier for Food Bank clients and those on food stamps to feed themselves and their families as well as possible.

You can read about my 2009 experience here. In 2009 we were able to use $4 a day per person. Like the year before, I also planned out a weekly meal plan, gave shopping trips, shared about my experiences and developed recipes. Probably my favorite from 2009 was the Hunger Challenge Cassoulet (a bean and sausage stew). I summed up my reactions here. READ MORE

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CA Assemblywoman Fiona Ma Joins the Hunger Challenge!

Showing her commitment to supporting the issue of hunger in California, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma has stepped up to take the Hunger Challenge.

“I've been a food bank volunteer for the past 10 years," Ma says, "And the lines are longer and the clients are younger. In keeping with my commitment to a hands-on approach, I will take this Hunger Challenge to see for myself how difficult it is to survive on limited assistance in these trying times.”

Any other politicians out there who are willing to live for a week on a food stamp budget?