Try Eating for $4 a Day. Join The Hunger Challenge

8 years ago

Did you know that the average amount Californians have to spend on a day's meal with food stamps is $4? Or that 34 million people in the United States live on a food stamp budget?

I didn't, until I read about the San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge.

Last year, 6 food bloggers and recipe developers tried to eat 3 meals on $3 per day during the 2008 San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. This year, Hunger Challenge participants will try to eat 3 meals for $4 per day, per person, during the week of September 20-26, 2009.

You can take the Challenge for one day, or for the whole week. To participate, email the San Francisco Food Bank at: HungerChallenge@SFFB.org. (You don't have to be a blogger, or live in the Bay Area to take the Challenge).

If you'd like to learn more about national and global hunger issues, check out the national and international organizations listed below. For a local perspective, peruse the list of food bank blogs. (Hat tip to Tyson Foods Hunger Relief's post Hunger Twitterers).

International and National Hunger Organizations

Food Bank Blogs

BlogHer is a media sponsor of The Hunger Challenge.

BlogHer Contributing Editor, Britt Bravo, also blogs at Have Fun * Do Good and WE tv's WE Volunteer blog. She is a Big Vision Consultant.

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