Whether you will be out with the littles gathering candy, passing out candy at home, partying it up, or turning the lights off and ignoring the noise I would like for you to remember a few things.
Nationally in 2011 children made up 45% of those receiving assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps. They are our future and we need to treat them as such.
The average benefit per month per person in the state of Kansas is $125.11. For some that is all the money they have to purchase food.
Audrey, Maurene and I will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week November 16-24 and we will be spending no more than $4.17 per person per day. That is $62.55 for the 5 day period.
If you could feed yourself a nutritious meal for little more than $4 a day what would you eat?