Getting Ready for the SNAP the Silence on Poverty Challenge

Photo of Valerie Ervin and students at school breakfastToday is Friday, Feb. 1st and I am mentally preparing to take the SNAP the Silence on Poverty Challenge next week. I am so happy that Marie Henderson, Executive Director of Interfaith Works, has prepared a shopping list for those of us who were concerned about how best to spend our $25 for the week. I can already tell that my mental habits are changing as I begin to think and plan ahead. I know that it will be difficult to bypass the fast food restaurants that I sometimes frequent on my way home just to get a milkshake. It makes me think how valuable $5 really is when it’s all that you have.

I am also reminiscent of growing up in a large family and how my mother managed to feed all seven of us on a very small budget. She did it by planning ahead and making meals stretch into the next day or two. That experience will surely come in handy now.

It’s not too late to join us next week for the challenge, just click on this link.

Visit SNAP the silence facebook post from Marie Henderson on grocery suggestions.

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About Valerie Ervin

Councilmember Valerie Ervin represents more than 200,000 residents who live in District 5, which makes up the eastern portion of Montgomery County, and includes Takoma Park and Silver Spring. The district also shares boundaries with Howard and Prince George’s counties and the District of Columbia.


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