food we ate, april 4 til now

Well,honestly – this isn’t ALL the food we ate. I forget to take pictures or I’m too tired or my house is chaosville. Most meals were  made w/ things we got at the food pantry 2 weeks ago . We did do minor grocery shopping for basics. I had two crying meltdowns that were food related…

This week at the food pantry

We missed going to the food pantry in March entirely. The one here is only twice a month and I think we were sick the one day and something else was happening on the other. Even though we restocked quite a bit of staples and did some good grocery shopping with Taxmas money, we still…

The food people get from the food bank

A couple of weeks ago, I asked readers to tell me what they get from their food bank. I got hundreds of answers and what I heard was exactly as I expected but maybe not what a lot of people would expect? And that was absolutely why I wanted to do this post. I’ve been writing…

Reverse Advent Calendar

   I like this idea from Mum in the Madhouse .  I know, I know. It’s not perfect. Most food banks won’t even be open on Christmas Eve. Poor people need food all year long, not just the holidays.  Both totally true. BUT  one could certainly adapt this idea to work better w/ the food bank…

Feeding America’s Backpack Program

This school year we’ve been participating in the Backpack Program. The program’s intention is to provide meals to food insecure kids during weekends and school breaks when they might not have access to enough food. Each Friday a bag of food comes home with each of my boys. Friday’s food often looks like this :…

ICYMI: Jon Stewart’s food stamp hater take-down, Daily Affirmations for the Revolutionary Proletarian Militant, not-so-new news about food banks shortages, and other stuff.

  Sooooo much I need to be writing about here and so little time to do it all. Until then, here’s other stuff people have writing and news that happened over the past week or so. Jon Stewart Blasts Fox’s Obsession With Food Stamps–  Nothing “we” haven’t been saying for ages but it’s kinda cool to…

What to do with mystery produce

This happens especially in the summer time. People email me  or message me on Facebook pictures of their most recent take home from their food pantry or CSA share. “I don’t even know what this is! How am I supposed to cook it? LOL” The veg in question…bok choy. I once ended up with a…