Food Stamp Challenge 2012

Food Stamp Challenge: Day 7: The Light at the End of The Tunnel

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Jonathan Garfinkle

Executive Director, Jewish Family Service

November 20      1:30 p.m.

Light at the end of the tunnel…

Right about this time tomorrow, I’ll be sitting down to my first gluttonou…

Food Stamp Challenge: Day 6: The Silent 15%

 

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Jonathan Garfinkle

Executive Director, Jewish Family Service

November 19, 2012             5:00 pm

 

As we’d hoped, from Day 1 those of us participating in the FSC and bloggi…

Food Stamp Challenge, Day 5: Counting Down

 

 

Day 5, Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:30pm

 I’ve already written about the particularity of this experience, living on $31.50 for a single week. It is just not comparable to being on a limited food budget week after endless week. As I’ve said, the one-week trial is limiting in terms of buyin…

Food Stamp Challenge Day 4: Getting Unfomfortable

Lauri Lowell, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council     Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:15pm 

I’m not so much hungry as irritable. I don’t like the food I am eating, so I’m eating less. Just enough less to be irritable. Maybe I’ll lose a couple of pounds. As my mother would say, ma…

Food Stamp Challenge: Day 3: Into the thick of it all

Lauri Lowell, Director, Jewish Community Relations Council     Nov. 16, 1:15pm 

At a recent meeting, someone commented that the Food Stamp Challenge was just a gimmick. According to my thesaurus, a gimmick is an ‘attention-grabbing publicity stunt.’ Well yes, exactly, to bring publ…