It’s day 5 and while some things are getting easier others are not. I think as a family this has been a stressful week. It is my kids’ first full week of school. Not as hard on my son as it is my daughter who started kindergarten. Participating in the hunger challenge for the kids was a fun game at first. Then there were all the questions and the sighs/groans about not having access to something they’re used to eating. Now they just ask, “Is this still the hunger challenge?” I’d like to think it’s because they don’t think they’re missing anything (dinner looks like what we eat for the most part) , but maybe they’re just resolved to getting through it. It’s taking a toll. Not just my being hungry and likley more irritable at times, but all the effort of pouring over food lists, talking about the challenge, working on blogs, taking photos of every morsel we eat. But it is worth it because people are talking about the issue and raising money and awareness, and that’s important.
I’m very excited to be part of KGO Fight’s Hunger Day tomorrow. I’ll be talking about the challenge and my family’s experiences on the Gil Gross Show between 2 – 4pm live from the SF Food Bank. The station will be broadcasting from food banks all over the bay area and taking donations. Click here for more info and the day’s line-up.