AFAC's Hunger Challenge
Hunger Action Month 2012
Hunger Challenge Rules
- Spend no more than $4.03 per day, $28.21 per week, including beverages.
- Don't use food already on hand unless you deduct the value from your weekly amount. Salt and pepper don't count, but all other seasonings, cooking oils, condiments, snacks and drinks do.
- Don't accept food from family, friends, coworkers and others.
- Try to include fresh produce and healthy protein each day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat the food I grow?
Yes, you can eat food from your garden. AFAC provides vegetable seedlings to our clients. Of course, not all have the space or time to grow their own food.
What about my morning coffee?
Your morning trip to the local coffee shop will bust your budget so try making coffee at home. If coffee is all that is stopping you from doing the Hunger Challenge, you can make an exemption. (Be sure to appreciate your coffee even more.)
What if a friend invites me out to dinner?
You should decline, postpone, or invite your friend to participate in the Hunger Challenge and prepare a frugal meal together.
My office has bagels and other breakfast foods each Friday. Can I have some?
No. You should assume that most AFAC clients don't work at places that provide food. Tell your co-workers about AFAC and the Hunger Challenge while they enjoy their bagels.