My journey with the SNAP Challenge 2015 is over, but yours can begin May 10-17, 2015. Thank you in advance for highlighting this important issue to ensure all Georgians have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. As you embark upon your journey, I leave you with these tips and words of wisdom:
Review meal planning resources provided by Wholesome Wave. Additionally, stop by the SNAP Challenge Booth at any of the Community Farmer’s Market locations to pick up a helpful meal planning worksheet.
Early bird gets the worm
When shopping at the farmer’s market, arrive early. Items often sell out so the best selection is available early. There are also less crowds so you can take your time and not feel rushed.
Measure twice, cut once
Walk through the market to survey what is available BEFORE you purchase. Your budget is critical. Make a list using the meal planning worksheet of items you would like to purchase and price. Total your proposed meal plan before you purchase to be sure it’s within your budget. Also ensure you have complete meals for the week.
Try to prep your meals for the week in advance. It will be much easier to comply with the SNAP Challenge 2015 if you can grab and go. It will also help to ensure your food lasts for the week if pre-portioned out.
The road less traveled is a better journey with others
Encourage your family and friends to join in the SNAP Challenge 2015. Engage others by sharing your experience! Create a blog, post to Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #SnapChallengeGA. If interested in being a guest blogger on Atlanta Community Food Bank Blog, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s all get up for The Challenge!