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Hunger Challenge Day 6

We are nearing the home stretch of the Hunger Challenge, and the end will certainly be a relief. But at the same time, this challenge has been oddly satisfying. When you have to make do with what you have, and find ways to make the most of your little bits and pieces, it really gets [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 5

OK, so remember that $8.99 chicken we roasted one night, and then chopped it up the next night for tacos? We are still not willing to let that chicken go until we get every last possible morsel out of it. That’s why I spent a few hours today cooking it down and making it into [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 3

OK, as predicted, I was way too confident yesterday. Today, the Hunger Challenge got a whole lot more complicated. 1) I came into contact with other food, and I caved. Mr. Jolly Tomato, who had a work meeting for lunch (I will subtract $1.57 from the total grocery allotment for his meal), brought home a bunch [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 2

Is it possible to get cocky on Day 2 of the Hunger Challenge? Yes indeed. I don’t know what the rest of the week holds, but I had to pat myself on the back today for outstanding use of available resources. Either I’m off to a good start or I’m setting myself up for an [...]

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Hunger Challenge Day 1

On our first day of the hunger challenge, things are…not so bad. But we’re starting to second-guess our shopping list and we’re thinking of more foods we need…or at least want. We’ve embarked on this challenge – to live on a food-stamp budget for a week – to raise awareness of hunger and to show [...]

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Hunger Challenge

We are gearing up for an important week here in the Jolly Tomato household: We are taking part in the Hunger Challenge, an awareness effort put together by the San Francisco Food Bank/Marin Food Bank. The challenge is to live on what someone on food stamps would have to spend on food: $4.72 per day [...]

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