Monday, April 13, 2009
I just wanted to let you all know about an upcoming event. During the week of April 20-24, I will be participating in United Way's Hunger Action Week. In an effort to raise awareness about hunger issues in Washington, they have challenged local food bloggers to limit their weekly food budget to that of people receiving food stamps. I will be writing every day to share my experiences and also my menus. We've been commissioned to prove what we can do with very little money (as in...what can you buy besides Top Ramen?).
The maximum daily budget for a single person is $7, but it is significantly less for families with more people. My family of 5 would only receive $26 per day (that's $5.20 per person). So I will be attempting to provide nutritious meals 3 times a day, for 5 full days, while spending only $110. The rules stipulate that I can not use anything from my pantry and I can not accept any free food from friends or relatives.
Join with me to experience this project!