Monday, April 8, 2013

Food Bloggers Against Hunger - You can help us today !

 
Did you know that millions of Americans are a part of the nation’s food stamp program. These individuals are limited to an average of $3 or $4 per person each day to supplement their food budget. Also, the government subsidizes products like soy beans, wheat, and corn instead of fresh produce.
Why do they make the affordable food often the unhealthiest?
 
According to the CDC, more than 37% of the adults in our nation are obese. Approximately 17% of our children (ages 2-19) are also obese.
 
If we allowed healthier foods, like fresh produce to those on the nation’s food stamp program, better options for snacks and sides for dinners could be provided to a multitude of families.

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I have gone shopping for My family. We purchased $86.00 worth of groceries for the week.
That's less than $20.00 a day for my family of 5.
Our dinners are relatively healthy and include a vegetable with each meal.

Breakfasts are simple and filling.
Lunches are kid friendly for the boys.
Hubby and I love re-purposing leftovers for lunch!


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Our family regularly supports our local community food bank. We support them as well through out Cub Scout Pack. It's great to have the children involved and see the difference they can make in the lives of those in our community.

I don't have any personal Budget Friendly Recipes, but I did go searching for them.
Here is a site that had some great ideas on stretching $50.00 for a week for a family.
You can always tailor the recipes to fit your home
Also, this is a great site to go searching for more great recipes
 
You can help us Today !! On Monday, April 8th, this blog (Everyday Ramblings of My Life) will donate 1 food item to our local food bank  F.E.A.S.T., for each [Meaningful and subject appropriate] comment made below in the comments section.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for donating to this cause.

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  2. If the welfare programs helped with buying fresh produce and organic items, that would put more money into the pockets of those who produce and sell those items. This would cause more demand, allowing for more growers and vendors of these products. They would then be able to adjust lower prices... Its a win-win. Sadly the government promotes the companies with which it has a hand in instead.

    Great post!

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    1. I agree with you to a degree.
      It should be noted however that many people do not live in areas where there are farmers markets or local produce available. WIC offers farmers market credits though if you can use them and want them.
      Food Stamps can be used on fresh veggies and produce at grocery stores, as far as I know.

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  3. I agree and we need to take action to make healthy food more affordable. It's so sad that the cheapest foods are the worst for you.

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  4. My parents are disabled on are on food stamps. In my state, at least, most Farmer's Markets accept SNAP. Thanks for being apart of an amazing cause. God Bless you!

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  5. Thanks for raising awareness and donating to this cause. We, too, try to donate to our local food pantries.

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  6. Please donate all you are able to you food pantry. Hunger is all around us. we so often think of it as being far away, other states, other towns, other countries...but it isn't. It is in our school. In our church. In our neighborhood.

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  7. I think that the government doesn't really want anyone fit n healthy...there is no money for them in being slim!
    And why does healthy food cost more than fast food (unhealthy food)
    We have four of our five boys living with us and we eat mostly vegetarian...its not as cheap as eating Red Meat but we like to eat healthier.
    If only the government asked us (the real people) what we wanted!!

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  8. This is a fantastic thing to do! (I'm on PST, so it's not yet midnight!)
    I agree with the above commenter. The fact that unhealthy food costs more than healthy food irritates me to no end.
    I've spent a lot of time focusing on making healthier options for our family, and it is so difficult with trying to focus and maintain a budget. It's definitely a work in progress!

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