Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Food Day!

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Happy Food Day!  Food day is a "nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food."  This is something very important to us.  We both try to buy locally grown produce and eat healthy meals as often as we can.  We are fortunate enough to have the ability to do so.  Many, however, are not so lucky.  The week before Thanksgiving, we will be participating in the Food Stamp Challenge.  In short, this means that we will spend a week eating on the same amount as a food stamp recipient.  In the District, this equates to $32/week for a single person.  (To see the monthly benefits where you live check out this site).  We are doing this to raise awareness about hunger in the District and as a way of giving thanks for all we have.  We will be posting about a 'typical' week of food for us and then comparing that to our week on the Food Stamp Challenge.  

We also plan to donate the amount we would typically spend on groceries to  Charlie's Place, which provides a morning meal service, case management, clothes, and various other services to about 60 clients in Northwest DC.  We would love for our readers to join in on this challenge with us or make a donation to an organization that supports hunger in the District.  If you are interested in joining us in the challenge or making a donation, please let us know in the comments or send us an e-mail at

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