Food Security Challenge

Every other year, our CEO Erik Talkin spends one month living on only the food he could afford to purchase using the maximum CalFresh (SNAP / food stamps) benefit for a household of one: $194 per month.

This year, for the first three weeks, Talkin will draw attention to the experience of furloughed federal employees during the government shutdown, local veterans and local college students, respectively. He will spend time with someone who identifies as a member of each one of these categories and learn about how the Foodbank can better serve them.

During the last week of the Challenge, Talkin will eat only foods contained in a Foodbank Disaster Food Box to highlight the reality that in cases of natural disaster, many more of us with ample financial resources could face hunger.

Follow his experience from his personal blog here.