NBC-11's Bob Redell inspects Second Harvest CEO Kathy Jackson's cart after she shopped on a 5-day budget of $22.50 at the Mi Pueblo Food Center in San Jose.
We’re right in the middle of Hunger Action Month, and Second Harvest Food Bank has teamed up with United Way Silicon Valley to raise awareness with a challenge . . . → Read More: Eat on $4.50 a Day Challenge
The SanDisk Social Media Challenge that started September 1st had a goal of generating 3,000 interactions on our social media channels. After just 2 weeks, we met our goal! SanDisk’s $15,000 donation will provide an additional 30,000 meals to our community. . . . → Read More: GOAL MET! SanDisk Social Media Challenge Brings in Additional 30,000 Meals
Well it’s here already – tomorrow starts Day 1 of the week-long “Eat on $4.50 a Day” Challenge we are sponsoring with United Way Silicon Valley. Some of our staff have signed up, including our CEO Kathy Jackson. We will be joining members of the community who have also committed to this compassion-building experience using a food budget of just $4.50 a day (the approximate food stamp allotment in Santa Clara County)to purchase all food and drink. Are you going to give it a try? What do you think will be the most challenging aspect? . . . → Read More: $22.50 – My Food Budget For The Next 5 Days
Could you feed yourself on $4.50 a day? That’s the average amount that a Californian receives through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Nearly 1 million households in California participate in SNAP each month, and 71% of those households have children. Starting on Monday, September 20th, we invite you to join the five-day Challenge (even for a day) and experience first-hand life what life is like living on a food stamp budget and share your experiences on our challenge blog (coming soon). . . . → Read More: Could You Eat On $4.50 a Day? Take Our Challenge.