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Hunger Fact:

Austin Food Bloggers Hunger Awareness Blog Project

2011 Project

To help raise awareness about hunger in Central Texas and promote SNAP (food stamp) enrollment, the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance members will develop recipes within a $16 budget, which is the minimum monthly SNAP benefit for qualified recipients.  The challenge is to create and blog about tasty, nutritious low-cost recipes that can be made with SNAP food items. Is it worth the paperwork and hassle to apply even if you only receive $16?  Read the blogs to find out.   Resources Guide for Participants

Jen Andrew - Zesty Bean Dog | Did You Know That Hunger Is Problem All Around Central Texas? | Easy and Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders with Sweet Potato Fries

Mandy Begley - Home with Mandy | Hunger is Unacceptable

Addie Broyles - Austin American-Statesman - Relish Austin | Hunger Awareness Project: The humble beans and franks

Suzanna Cole - South Austin Foodie | Hunger Awareness | Beet Slaw | Hunger is Unacceptable  (black bean & quinoa burgers)

Rachel Daneman - Dinner With Daneman | Strawberry Mango Salsa

Julie K H - Kitschn Calamities | Pasta Toss Fritatta and Eggs

Kathryn Hutchison The Austin Gastronomist | Hunger Awareness Project: Snacking on a SNAP budget

Ren LeVally - Edible Aria | Quinoa Burgers | BBQ Beans with Burnt Ends, Jalapeño Corn Muffins and Guajillo Honey

Laurie Leiker - LonelyGourmet | Could You Use An Extra $16 A Month? | Single and Hungry-Do You Qualify For SNAP? | Lonely Gourmet Recipe: Orange & Onion Salad For One | Can You Eat Dinner For A Week On $16? | Salad: Not Just For Rabbits | Recipe: Pineapple Peach Salsa | Recipe: Tomato, Avocado and Feta with Bacon | Austin Food Bloggers Challenge Wrap Up

Somer Maxwell - The Seasonal Plate | Capital Area Food Bank Challenge Recipe - Wake Up & Go Oatmeal | Searching for Healthy Summer Snacks Ready in a SNAP?

Linda Nyugen - Girl Eats World | Baked Spaghetti - Mega Family Meal on the Cheap

Mary Helen Orama - Mary Makes Dinner | A Mainer's Guide to Stocking Your Pantry

Sarah Pember - The Smart Kitchen | Kid-Friendly Snacks in a SNAP | A Different Kind of Cake Ball

Nelly Ramirez - Salt   | friday’s food links | april 29 | hunger awareness | fideos | recipe template | hunger challenge

Laura Roberts -  Shoestring Austin   | Revamping ramen: Taking Top Ramen further | Best pizza in Austin is, hands-down, homemade

Michelle Savage-Mena -  Austin Post - The Savage Gourmet | Eating on $16 a Month

Emme Weaver - The Kid Can Cook | AFBA Hunger Awareness Project 2011 | Cinco de Mayo! Avocado and Black Bean Salad | SNAP! A Visit to the Farmers' Market | SNAP! Crackle! Banana Pops! 

Kristi Willis - Austin Farm to Table | Austin Food Bloggers Hunger Awareness Blog Project: Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini | Beets Two Ways

Kristi Willis - Ditch the Box | Austin Food Bloggers Hunger Awareness Blog Project: Simple Healthy Salads | Southwestern Succotash

Kristina Wolter Girl Gone Grits | SNAP! Two Great Causes Come Together | Stretching Comfort



2010 Project

To help raise awareness about hunger in Central Texas, this week-long project invited Austin’s food blogging community to cook with food they would receive if they were a client at a food pantry. CAFB send the bloggers a list of food items  distributed at the Reaching Out Center in Pflugerville. The bloggers then purchased those items and wrote  about their culinary journey.  Some also chose to supplement their grocery list with food items they would be able to purchase if they qualified for SNAP (food stamps), or were enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC). View the stories.

Thank you to the AFBP 2010 Participants:

Addie Broyles – Relish Austin
Suzanna Cole – South Austin Foodie Blog
Summer Huggins – Something to Chew On
Lauren Kincke  – Bytes from Texas: One Longhorn’s Adventures
Dee Kincke – Texas to Mexico
Aaron Kull  – Austin Epicurean
Lisa Lawless  – Lisa is Cooking
Stephanie McClenny – The Cosmic Cowgirl
Megan Myers – STETTED editing toward a well-fed life
Nicole Ray – Savor the Earth
Han Ren and Justin Ong – Keep Austin Tasty
Alexandra Richmond – Austin is Delicious
Cameron Siewert – What to Eat
Kim Usey – The Dinner Hour
Kristi Willis – Austin Farm to Table
Kristina Wolter – Girl Gone Grits

About the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance

The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) was formed in early 2011 with the purpose of working together to set a standard of transparency and fairness by adhering to a code of ethics. AFBA supports each other and our community through classes, social events, and philanthropy.