One of our students, Gwen, gave me a great idea for a challenge ~she knows I love a challenge~. I wanted to explain it to everyone and see if anyone is interested in joining me. It is a tremendous empathy opportunity.
It's the Food Stamp Challenge.
I plan to eat for 5 days in February as if I was on food stamps. That equals about $5.87 allowance for food per day or $29.35 for the five day. Since Food stamp purchases aren't taxed, this will be based on pre-tax dollars. If you are feeding a family, multiple the allowance per the number of family members.
For this challenge, I plan to eat more than just Mac & Cheese. The key I believe will entail cooking basic ingredients from scratch and get really creative to stretch the budget.
Is anyone up for the challenge? Hey, what do you got to lose? At least, you'll save a ton of money for 5 days.
More details coming soon...