Articles tagged with: United Way’s Response for Basic Needs
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When: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, 10 AM to 4 PM
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Have you been thinking about donating to your local food bank? Well, your mail carrier is about to make it a lot easier. On May 8th, you can take part in Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single day food drive. Letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans, including an estimated 16.7 million children who face hunger every day.
Here’s how you can help:
Well, Hunger Action Week came to a close on Friday with the release of United Way of King County’s Hunger Relief Now! plan, but the conversation continues thanks to efforts of all the food bloggers who took part in the Hunger Challenge. We will continue to post reflections on the week as they’re written, but in the meantime I’d like to share some excerpts from the past few days:
From 1 Family Friendly Food: On the way home I was thinking…
Photo courtesy of Savory Sweet Life, used with permission
Alice from Savory Sweet Life has taken the challenge this week of feeding her family of five on just $26 dollars a day. She has shared some amazing creations on her blog along the way, including this recipe for cilantro pesto and tomato slices:
Cilantro Pesto on Strawberry Tomato slices Recipe
Cilantro Pesto *See below
Sliced Strawberry Tomatoes
Oil (I used canola but any will do)
Alice’s Cilantro Pesto…
Here we are, roughly 80% through Hunger Action Week, and what a week it has been. The amazing food bloggers taking part in this challenge continue to share their tips, recipes and insights and are keeping the conversation alive. So . . . on behalf of United Way of King County, a big THANK YOU!
In reading through today’s posts, I noticed a common thread. Many of the bloggers are being reminded of their own childhood experiences with…
Local food blogger Manju of Mirch Masala has been documenting her week taking the Hunger Challenge. Yesterday she posted a particularly tasty, simple and cheap recipe for homemade mango frozen yoghurt. Enjoy!
Frozen Mango Yoghurt
|Yoghurt –1 cup
Ripe Mango – 1
Sugar – 3 tbsp
Chop the mango into small pieces and keep aside. Beat the…
Wow! There were so many great posts in the blogosphere today, and surely some I missed. It is so exciting to read about all the individual experiences and how different people are approaching the Hunger Challenge. Brian Calvert from Komo News had this to say:
I’d like to throw in something personal that I believe is relevant to the challenge. Having to worry so much about what I’m eating and what I’m spending on food this week has really been distracting. I’m consumed with
If you received your daily Hunger Action Week email this morning, you probably know that visits to area food banks have increased significantly in recent months, with some providers reporting 25-30 percent increases. This is hardly surprising given our current economic climate. More people are out of work, dual-income households are becoming single-income households, and people who were once regular donors to food banks are now finding themselves on the receiving end of these vital services. Linda Nageotte, CEO for Food Lifeline, a…
Here we are on day two of the Hunger Challenge (has it really only been two days?) and some of us are holding up better than others. A few participants have gone over budget, while others are somehow still way below. Snacks and coffee seem to be the hardest food items for people to live without (unless you budgeted for home-roasted espresso like one of our food bloggers). While there have been lots of creative recipes and shopping tips shared, the conversations being…
What Are The Rules For The Hunger Challenge?
· Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner spending only $X a day (see below)
· Salt and pepper don’t count but all other seasonings, cooking oils, condiments, snacks, drinks, etc do.
· Don’t use food you already own.
· Don’t accept food from family, friends, coworkers and others. Not even the free samples from Costco!
· Try to include fresh produce and healthy protein each day.
How Much Can I Spend…