1 10, 2015

After Just Seven Days: What I Learned from the Hunger Challenge

2015-10-01T14:31:26-05:00

By Jon Jaeger, Food Bank Hunger Challenge participant Lunchtime. For many people, lunchtime makes for a welcome break in the day to get through slow mornings and re-energize for long afternoons. Many look forward to the short pause while enjoying a satisfying meal. At my workplace, we have food trucks in the area almost every [...]

After Just Seven Days: What I Learned from the Hunger Challenge2015-10-01T14:31:26-05:00
24 09, 2015

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience

2015-09-24T20:45:23-05:00

          This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the Hunger Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.21 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of [...]

It’s About More Than a Temporary Inconvenience2015-09-24T20:45:23-05:00
22 09, 2015

What Would You Do if There Just Wasn’t Enough?

2015-09-22T21:02:06-05:00

This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the Hunger Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.21 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of posts and photos from participants [...]

What Would You Do if There Just Wasn’t Enough?2015-09-22T21:02:06-05:00
21 09, 2015

Hunger Challenge: Preparing for $4.21 a Day

2015-09-21T20:20:52-05:00

This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the Hunger Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.21 worth of food each day. Every day this week we’ll publish a round-up of posts and photos from participants [...]

Hunger Challenge: Preparing for $4.21 a Day2015-09-21T20:20:52-05:00
19 09, 2015

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge

2015-09-19T19:04:24-05:00

By Emily Kraft, Nutrition Services Outreach Coordinator in Wilmington In my job, I meet, talk to, and help people every day. Seniors, parents, students, people between jobs or those trying to hold down three different jobs. I meet them because I want to help them apply to receive some extra money to buy food. The [...]

Why You Should Take Our Hunger Challenge2015-09-19T19:04:24-05:00
3 09, 2014

What We Learned from Eating $4.06 a Day

2014-09-03T14:04:01-05:00

Last week, over 30 Food Bank staff and community members took the FNS Challenge and ate only $4.06 worth of food each day in order to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people that receive FNS benefits in our region. Read below to hear about Larry's experience and lessons learned as well [...]

What We Learned from Eating $4.06 a Day2014-09-03T14:04:01-05:00
29 08, 2014

The Thing About Living on a Tight Budget

2014-08-29T09:20:09-05:00

By Earline Middleton, Vice President of Agency Services and Programs In preparation for the FNS Challenge, I carefully planned my meals and shopped for only $4.06 worth of food for each day. I kept my meals simple and stayed under budget. Until my refrigerator broke. The thing about living on such a tight budget is [...]

The Thing About Living on a Tight Budget2014-08-29T09:20:09-05:00
27 08, 2014

The Hardest Part About Living on #406ADay

2014-08-27T16:47:51-05:00

For many of our FNS Challenge participants, the most difficult and enlightening aspect of the Challenge and biggest change from their normal lives is the trip to the grocery store. The process takes time, organization, forethought, and quick fingers on the calculator. Check out the links below to read about some experiences preparing for this week's [...]

The Hardest Part About Living on #406ADay2014-08-27T16:47:51-05:00
26 08, 2014

Protein, Chocolate, and Other Must-Haves in a $4.06 a Day Meal Plan

2014-08-26T15:29:32-05:00

By Caitlin Cohn, Retail Program Coordinator I think a lot about what I eat. As a vegetarian that works at a food bank, I spend a lot of time thinking about food: What’s in it, the nutritional value, and of course how we can get it to folks in need. But this week my thoughts [...]

Protein, Chocolate, and Other Must-Haves in a $4.06 a Day Meal Plan2014-08-26T15:29:32-05:00
25 08, 2014

FNS Challenge: Day 1

2014-08-25T21:11:24-05:00

This week Food Bank staff and community members are taking the FNS Challenge to get a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in North Carolina that receive FNS benefits and live on just $4.06 worth of food each day. Every day this week we'll publish a round-up of posts from participants that have chosen [...]

FNS Challenge: Day 12014-08-25T21:11:24-05:00