Bloggers Take Food Stamp Challenge To Raise Awareness of Grocery Costs

This week, for the fourth year in a row, bloggers around the country are taking part in the Hunger Challenge. They are eating on a food stamp budget—just $4.72 per person per day—to get a better sense of what life is like for the many people in the U.S. who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on their table. ...more
Food shopping is only the tip of the iceberg. I have been at home for over ten years and my ...more

WIC is not Welfare

Do you WIC? WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children, and is a government program that provides grants to state-run programs that provide healthy food vouchers for many pregnant and nursing women, their babies, and children up to age 5. WIC programs also provide nutritional education and counseling for participants. There are some income requirements to be accepted to the program (185% below the poverty line - in other words, above the poverty line), but WIC is not welfare....more

A Conservative on Food Stamps: I Felt Like I Was Two Inches Tall

Mostly in my view of political stuff, I am very conservative. I believe it's OKAY to make a profit (for some people to be rich and others to be poorer), and I believe the government should NOT say it's okay to kill babies or trivialize people's right to life be it young OR old. ...more
I was a lifelong Republican until I had a moment of awakening similar to yours. As a Christian, ...more

What Does Hunger Look Like? Restaurant Critic Goes From Expense Account to Food Stamps

In this economy, the fact that someone is using food stamps to make sure they have enough food to feed themselves and their family is, sadly, no longer news. But when the person on food stamps is a former restaurant critic, that's a totally different story. ...more

Candelaria, I love the idea of working with one luxury ingredient per pay period -- that ought ...more