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Day 2 of the Hunger Challenge: Kathy Moran Does the Best She Can with Limited Resources

Editor’s Note: Kathy Moran, a longtime volunteer and supporter of Connecticut Food Bank, agreed to take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge earlier this month and live on $4.45 a day for food for five days. We will post her experience in this blog over the next few days. In her third post, Kathy recounted the steps she took to try to make a complete meal with very limited ingredients. The cheap loaf of white bread needed to stand up to the inexpensive pasty peanut butter, which I planned to use each day for sandwiches. I was hoping the bread wouldn’t go stale too quickly. The Capri Sun drinks had to take the place of the sweet strawberry preserves that would normally be paired with the peanut butter. I learned that it was better to keep the sandwiches cold because it gave them some moisture. I tried using toast once, but it...
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Kathy Moran’s First Day of the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge

Editor’s Note: Kathy Moran, a longtime volunteer and supporter of Connecticut Food Bank, agreed to take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge earlier this month and live on $4.45 a day for food for five days. We will post her experience in this blog over the next few days. In her second post, Kathy recounted the meals she prepared for her first day of the Challenge. It was necessary to make sure I was up early enough to make lunch—1½ peanut butter sandwiches, a banana, and a Capri Sun—because there would be no running to the cafeteria to grab something quick. I had a container of YoCrunch for breakfast. It didn’t take long until I realized that I would need to change my meal times so that I would have breakfast as late in the morning as I could and then push lunch out an hour later than usual. This was because...
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Taking the Hunger Challenge

Editor’s Note: Kathy Moran, a longtime volunteer and supporter of Connecticut Food Bank, agreed to take the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge earlier this month and live on $4.45 a day for food for five days. We will post her experience in this blog over the next few days. In this entry, Kathy recounted the difficulty she faced as she shopped for her food for the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge. I didn’t have as much time as I would like to have had to look through the sales flyers before heading to the store to buy my food for the week, so I just decided to go to my local Stop & Shop. It was tough enough to read through the sales and having to really think through my options, but actually going to the store and keeping a tally of what I was buying and trying to balance nutrition and desirable foods...
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A Bake-off to FIGHT HUNGER in September

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog entry features a post from a Connecticut Food Bank supporter and how her office is doing its part in the fight against hunger during Hunger Action Month. The office turned a healthy competition into a fundraiser to fight hunger. If you have a Facebook account, check out this link. It began with a bunch of bananas and a couple of ladies who like to bake. When my co-worker brought in some heavily freckled bananas, Kelly and I both wanted to make banana bread with them. As strong, competitive women, we quickly launched a competition. We’d both make banana bread, and co-workers would judge the breads for deliciousness. The best bread would win! I take the train to work, and as I was transporting my loaf, I read Connecticut Food Bank’s newsletter and noticed that September is Hunger Awareness Month. One child in six doesn’t have enough...
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