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“Advocate for the homeless objects to Philadelphia’s feeding ban”

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This article dated June 2, 2012 on the Philly.com website talks about concerns being raised by advocacy groups in Philly who are being told they can’t feed the homeless on the streets, despite the fact that alternative solutions that have been discussed including feeding them inside, have not been implemented.

Money Monday – $24 Challenge

The challenge ….

3 days …. 9 Meals …. $24.00

If I only had $24 and had to use that $24 to buy 3 days worth of food (9 meals)

Questions I thought of as I approached this challenge included

  • Could I actually do it?
  • What would I buy?
  • How healthy would my meals be?
  • Would I have leftovers or would I be wondering if I had enough to last the full 3 days?

Here is what I came up with for a menu for the 3 days.

  1. Day 1
    1. Breakfast
      1. A bowl of Oatmeal
      2. 1 cup milk
      3. 1 egg
      4. 1 banana
    2. Lunch
      1. Cheesy Mac-n-Beans
        1. Ingredients needed
          1. 1 box mac-n-cheese
          2. 1 can diced tomatoes
          3. dry beans (cooked)
    3. Dinner
      1. Tuna Sandwich
        1. Ingredients
          1. 2 slices of bread
          2. 1/2 can Tuna
          3. 1/2 T Mayo
          4. 1/2 slice Onion
      2. 1 cup Milk
  • Day 2
    • Breakfast
      • A bowl of oatmeal
      • 1 egg
      • 1 cup milk
      • 1 banana
    • Lunch
      • 1 Tuna Sandwich
        • Ingredients
          • 1/2 can Tuna
          • 2 slices bread
          • 1/2 T mayo
          • 1/2 slice onion
      • 1 cup milk
    • Dinner
      • Boiled Dinner
        • Ingredients
          • Cabbage
          • Onions
          • Potatoes
      • 1 cup milk
  • Day 3
    • Breakfast
      • 1 bowl Oatmeal
      • 1 cup milk
      • 1 banana
    • Lunch
      • 1 egg salad sandwich
        • Ingredients
          • 1 egg
          • 2 slices bread
          • 1 T Mayo
          • Onion
      • Water
      • 1 banana
    • Dinner
      • My choice of either
        • Leftover boiled dinner
        • or Leftover Cheesy mac-n-beans
      • 1 cup milk

As you can see I was able to figure out things that were healthy, but also ended up getting mac-n-cheese which has a questionable degree of healthiness to it.

Here is a list of the items I would need to buy for this menu with prices for items based on the prices at  Warren Shurfine  where I was given permission to take some pictures of items on my list so I could include them, here’s a link to the video I posted on YouTube for the PAMHI $24 Challenge.

  • Shopping list
  • 1 pound bag of dry kidney beans – $2.19
  • 1 box of mac-n-cheese – $0.75
  • 1 small sweet onion – $0.99 per pound
  • 1 small head of cabbage $0.59 per pound
  • I purchased one that day and it cost about $1.29 for a roughly 2 pound head of cabbage that day
  • 1 small box of Oatmeal – $1.49
  • 1 gallon of low-fat Milk – $3.41
  • 1 dozen eggs – $1.19
  • 1 – 5 ounce can of Tuna $1.09
  • 5 pound bag of potatoes – $2.99
  • 3 bananas – $0.69 per pound
  • Total amount I would have spent for items on this list was about $21.00

Special thanks to the folks at Warren Shurfine for giving me permission to take the photos of items found in the slide show  I made to go with this post.

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