Here in Colorado, it is Hunger Action Month. Basically what that means is we try to bring awareness to the hunger problem and do something about it. This cause is very close to my heart. Growing up, we didn’t always live in abundance. I was on the free lunch program, and even got free breakfast at school. I went to elementary school in the inner city and I know what it feels like to be hungry. Because of this I have always been really passionate about helping others have access to food. We are active donators to our local food bank, and we do what we can to help those less fortunate than ourselves. So when my awesome cousin Julian (who owns an awesome company called Get Outfitted) took the Care and Share Challenge, I asked if I could jump on that too.
In Southern Colorado, 1 in 6 families are on food assistance programs. That is a LOT and those family get just $4.50 per person per day for food. I know that I am incredibly lucky to have the means to put food on the table, so I want to raise awareness by taking the challenge to live off of $4.50 a day next week. The way the challenge works is I get $22.50 (of my own money) to buy groceries for 5 days. Knowing that my husband and I can blow that at Chipotle in a second completely blows my mind. It is just for me, if he were participating we would get an additional $12, Here is a video that explains the challenge.