So I ate my left-over oatmeal as promised, mid-morning. Then enjoyed my left-over stir fry from dinner. Not lots of veggies, but there was some chicken left and the rice filled me up. I finished my daughter’s apple from this morning on my drive to San Francisco.
I made it to the San Francisco Food Bank where KGO was broadcasting live for the KGO Fights Hunger Day. This was a great sight. The Food Bank was in full swing. Volunteers working outside and in to receive and stack food. It’s amazing at how large the space is and how much food you see, and realize it’s still not enough to meet the community’s needs. I sat down and chatted on the air with Gil Gross about my family’s experience with the hunger challenge. In the brief time I was there (about 1/2 hour) someone came in to the front office and dropped off a check donation for $500. During the interview an AT&T repairman came in to give $40 to Gil since he was working down the street and heard the KGO broadcast. It was really special to be a part of. And today KGO raised over $118,000 for Bay Area Food Banks. That’s what the challenge is all about – raising awareness and funds.
I was really hungry by the time I was driving home. I stopped and bought 4 bananas at $.19 each. I saw this morning that after doing totals, I could spend $.80. I thought that the bananas would be good for breakfast – since we’re just about out of fruit. I came home and had a snack of pretzels and sunflower butter. My daughter and husband were home. Both my kid’s had playdates while I was in SF. They of course reported what they ate. My daughter had fruit and a grilled cheese sandwich and my son had a snack of homemade pumpkin bread. Am I the only hungry one around here?
For dinner we had our taco/burrito night. It was later than I wanted to eat after picking up my son from Tae Kwon Do. A few times this week I’ve been so preoccupied with hunger I’ve had trouble thinking straight. I was crabby when making dinner. Everyone started without me. I gave them a pass on manners as I took a few photos before I sat down. It was tasty and filling and everyone enjoyed. I browned the ground beef. I also drained and sliced some tofu and browned that a bit as well. There was some remaining tomato and shredded cheese to use. I made guacamole with the avocado. And heated the black beans and corn-wheat tortillas. I also roasted the rest of the broccoli with a drizzle of olive oil and some sea salt. No one complained – although a bit of salsa and fresh cilantro would’ve been great. It’s a fun meal because the kids can make it themselves and build it to their liking. Tofu, guacamole and cheese for my daughter and meat, cheese and beans for my son. All of it for my husband and I. Self choices and participation is always key to get kids to eat healthy foods.
So tomorrow’s our last day and I’m thinking we’re going to make it.