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Food Stamp Challenge 2014 – #SNAPChallenge

September is Hunger Action Month.  Like I do every year, myself, and my hubby Dr. Dale Zagiba along with our son, Anthony are participating in the Food Stamp (SNAP) Challenge to raise awareness for hunger in our community.  It is a part of our month long, Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Food Drive for Hunger Action… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge 2014 – #SNAPChallenge

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Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve… Continue reading Hunger Action Month

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Food Stamp Challenge Week Two Recap

Hey Y'all! I am done the Food Stamp Challenge, and I feel like I have been enlightened.  I have learned so much in the past two weeks, and have come so aware of how much I take for granted.  In the past, I would throw out leftovers, or they would sit in my fridge for… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge Week Two Recap

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Food Stamp Challenge Week Two Days 3 and 4

Hey Y'all I apologize for not posting yesterday, as I was uploading this new theme, and working my butt off making it look the way it does.  What do you think of the new theme?  I love it... I'm not going to lie. I am still learning so much about utilizing what I have in… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge Week Two Days 3 and 4

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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. I am very conservative now, and am proportioning my meals… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge – Week Two, Day One

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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 me because I was able to shop for a family,… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge – End of Week One

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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 budget called for $83.00 for the five days, and after… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge – Day Three

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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 toast and 1/2 cup honey dew melon This equaled a… Continue reading Food Stamp Challenge Day 1 of 5

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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 don't even know if I have the words to explain… Continue reading Tri-Chef Showdown Recap!

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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 extremely excited for the challenge, because it ties in well… Continue reading Food Stamp (FNS) Challenge