The SF Hunger Challenge
Could you eat on $4.00 a day?
This week the San Francisco Food Bank is organizing a Hunger Challenge, where people are asked to obtain their daily sustenance for only $4 a day. The project brings attention to the fact that the average Californian on food stamps is frequently forced to live on such a budget. Hunger in American and throughout the world is a growing problem that demands our attention and resources; it is now estimated that there are over 1 billion hungry people in the world. In 2007, over 37 million people in the United States were identified as having food-insecurity (as defined and reported by the US Census), unfortunately, over 12 million of those individuals are children.
Geeks Doing Good @ SF Food Bank
The reflections of Amy Sherman, who participated in last years challenge provides some valuable insights into the quality of food that one can obtain on such a budget. If you have the time and the desire to push yourself out of your comfort zone, you can participate for the week or any combination of days. The experiences and observations of participants can be submitted or viewed via the project blog.