When I concluded the SNAP Challenge last February, I made a promise to myself to continue to advocate for the cause of food insecurity in America. While some of those changes started with me (reducing my own food waste, finding ways to be less indulgent on food), I had the opportunity to do some for … Continue reading Beyond #SNAPchallenge2013: A Place at the Pantry and at the Table
Nothing so fancy, but definitely as welcome.A former graduate supervisor of mine found a book about student affairs written shortly after the turn of the century (I want to say 1909?) that discussed successful ways to lure students to events on campus. Even then, food was the most popular and foolproof method. I assure you, … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Dining with the DSA
A graphic, provided by No Kid Hungry, illustrating educational perils of hunger.Week 2 already? 2013 is flying by, as is this challenge, believe it or not. While I've posted a good amount about how I'm doing, a friend reminded me today that I'm saying less about how I'm feeling. Thank you for that :)I've included … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Stomach Sounds and Shaking It Up!
Top left: What I thought I'd eat all week. Bottom left: My menu, with lime Jello added.Hello and welcome!So the #SNAPChallenge got started on New Year's Eve, when I did my shopping and had to make some tough decisions in the grocery store. Knowing just how much money I had to spend made me a … Continue reading #SNAPChallenge2013: Wiggle Room, And Life Getting In the Way
Happy Boxing Day, y'all.Well, now that the hubbub of Christmas is nearly over, I am left with just under a week before the SNAP Challenge begins. I'm still excited about the prospect of it, feeling more prepared for it, and am so encouraged by the support that many friends have given me- both morally through … Continue reading Pondering Privilege: The Journey Toward SNAP Challenge 2013
As I continue to prepare for the SNAP Challenge that awaits me January 1st, I started contemplating how much preparation that could realistically entail. That is to say, what is to become of what's in the house once I start?My accountabili-buddy in any number of other avenues, Jessi Robinson, confirmed what I already knew as … Continue reading The Road Toward SNAP Challenge 2013: The Pantry Problem
Good morning everyone!As I start the journey toward January and the SNAP Challenge, I have already gotten a few questions- the most common being "HOW will you do it?" To be completely honest, I don't have all the answers. I think my answer, as with most things I set my mind to, is "I just … Continue reading The Road Toward SNAP Challenge 2013: "HOW will you do it?"
About 6 months ago, I reached out to my friends and family and asked them to support a cause I am extremely supportive of, combating food insecurity in America. I was so lucky to have many friends, colleagues and supporters donate over $500 to Run 10 Feed 10, and I thank you all for that.I … Continue reading Oh, SNAP! Introducing SNAP Challenge 2013