Fighting Hunger

Food Stamp Challenge – Week Two, Day One

Food Stamp Challenge – Week Two, Day One

Hey Y’all! It’s already week two of the Food Stamp challenge. I feel good taking it again, I am learning a lot for myself from this challenge. I now realize how much I was taking for granted, and how much food I used to waste. […]

Food Stamp Challenge – End of Week One

Food Stamp Challenge – End of Week One

Hey Y’all! Well, the Food Stamp Challenge is over, and I am ready to start again.  I did my homework, and budgeted my money, but I feel like what is really missing from the Food Stamp (FNS) program is education.  Maybe it was easier for […]

Food Stamp Challenge – Budgeting and Menu Prep

Food Stamp Challenge – Budgeting and Menu Prep

Hey Y’all Well, as I promised, I am going to share how I made my budget stretch for the Food Stamp Challenge, and get the best meals for the money I had!  Take a look at my grocery list, my menu and how I proportioned […]

Food Stamp Challenge – Day Three

Food Stamp Challenge – Day Three

Hey Y’all! I did it, y’all!  I added BACON to my FNS budget, and still have money left over.  My budget has changed a little bit – I took things out of my pantry, and added things that I purchased from the grocery store. My […]

Food Stamp Challenge Day 1 of 5

Food Stamp Challenge Day 1 of 5

Hey Y’all! The FNS Challenge started today!  I am living on $4.15 a day worth of food, so for the four of us, we can only spend $16.60 for all three meals today. Each of us had the following for breakfast today: 2 eggs 1 […]

30 Facts in 30 Days

30 Facts in 30 Days

Hey Y’all! Well, Hunger Action Month is over, and that means so is learning a new fact about hunger in our community and the Food Bank every day.  Although it’s no longer Hunger Action Month, there is still so much we can do!  For example, […]

Tri-Chef Showdown Recap!

Tri-Chef Showdown Recap!

Hey Y’all! I just got home from witnessing one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life, and that was the Tri-Chef Showdown, in benefit of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  It was an amazing event.  I […]

Food Stamp (FNS) Challenge

Food Stamp (FNS) Challenge

Hey Y’all! ; I will be participating with my family in the Food Bank’s FNS Challenge (FNS is the name for the food stamp program in NC). This challenge consists of living off of a budget of $4.15/person/day, and will last 5 days. I am […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Days 18-23

30 Facts in 30 Days – Days 18-23

Hey Y’all! So there was a glitch on the Food Banks website, and they didn’t get a fact posted every day last week, and then I was in Florida for the weekend, so I didn’t get a chance to post anything.  I apologize.  So, I […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 17

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 17

Hey Y’all! Today’s Fact: 30% of Food Bank client households have at least one working adult. I had to start today with the fact.  These people are called the ‘working poor’.  Usually when we think of someone who is hungry, we think of the homeless, […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 16

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 16

Hey There! It’s been a crazy weekend!  But, that doesn’t stop the fact that it is hunger action month, and that there is still so much more that we can do to fight hunger in America, and fighting hunger right here in North Carolina. If […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 15

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 15

Hey Y’all! Yesterday was a long, long day, so I didn’t get a chance to post the fact of the day!  Hunger Action Month is halfway over, and there is still so much we can do to help fight hunger. I am in the process […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 14

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 14

Hey Y’all! Did you know that 1 in 6 people in the United States are hungry?  So much for being the land of plenty!  Many people believe that only certain areas of America are hungry, or certain neighborhoods – but in reality, the prevalence of hunger is […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 13

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 13

Hey Y’all! So I’ve messed up my days a little bit this month… Oops!  But, I am up to date on my facts, and all the amazing work that the Food Bank does, and the services that they provide our communities.  It is day 13 […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 11

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 11

Hey Y’all! Since I missed a couple days at the beginning of the month, I have three facts for you today! The Food Bank has inspired me to have a mission to fight hunger in every way possible.  I am so happy that they have […]

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 8

30 Facts in 30 Days – Day 8

Hey y’all! I hope that you are following the Food Bank on Twitter, @foodbankcenc, to learn some of these amazing facts about the Food Bank, and how they help our community.  The volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank which leads me […]