Friday, May 18, 2007
Could you survive on foods stamps?
I receive a monthly newsletter from Food Lifeline with information in regards to feeding the homeless and less fortunate. I also volunteer my time there. This months newsletter had an interesting challenge that I have decided to take on. As a single person, if I were to receive benefits, the amount I would receive would most likely be around $21 for food for the entire week. That averages out to only $1/meal, no snacks. The challenge is to see if I can make it the entire week shopping only with $21 and feed myself and manage to keep myself from going hungry while doing this. I will keep a food journal and a journal of my shopping trips. Should be interesting. My 7 days will start at breakfast tomorrow morning. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes. I have a feeling I won't be liking a whole lot of what I will be eating. I tend to open my refrigerator and even though it is fairly full, I can't seem to find anything to eat. Does anyone else do this?