There’s a new documentary coming out exploring the challenges that many Portlanders face who are living in food stamps. Food Stamped is showing on February 20 at the Baghad Theater in SE Portland (admission is free with a donation to the Oregon Food Bank).
So, is it possible to eat healthy on a food stamp budget?
A Portland-area blogger and regular Frugal Living NW contributor, Kari Patterson, has actually already answered this question: Absolutely.
Kari was recently featured on KATU News as a part of their Frugal Living series. Head over to KATU to watch Kari’s Food Stamp Challenge segment then to Kari’s blog, KariPatterson.com, to see exactly how she is able to feed her family of four primarily whole, organic foods on a typical food stamp budget, including a meal plan and recipes. Such good stuff.
Katy from The Non Consumer Advocate has also tackled this topic during the summer in her July Food Stamp Challenge. Katy does a great job not only talking about what her family purchased and consumed during her one month challenge, but also exploring the issues surrounding poverty.
What do you think? Is it possible to eat healthy on a food stamp budget?
Please note that I will delete any and all comments that deviate from discussing the actual question. For instance, “people on food stamps are lazy” or “I sure wish I could be on food stamps and mooch off the government too” will not be tolerated. Many Frugal Living NW readers are currently or have been on food stamps in the past and don’t need the added burden of reading hurtful comments. Please play nice in my sandbox :).
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