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Hunger Challenge

We are gearing up for an important week here in the Jolly Tomato household: We are taking part in the Hunger Challenge, an awareness effort put together by the San Francisco Food Bank/Marin Food Bank. The challenge is to live on what someone on food stamps would have to spend on food: $4.72 per day […]

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Snacks are a SNAP

Try to imagine having as little as $16 per month, or roughly $4 per week to feed your child. That’s an estimate of what you would get per child if you needed to supplement your income through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as the food stamp program). Are we talking about just a small […]

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Where obesity meets hunger

Admit it: Every now and then you see a chubby kid drinking a soda and you think, “Why do his parents feed him so much?” The answer may be more complex (and depressing) than you think. It’s true that this country has an obesity problem. But while in some cases the cause of obesity can […]

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