Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Ana Rojo- Morales

    Day 1

    My Plate

    This indicates how many servings of each food category you need to buy today in order to adequately feed your family today and maintain a healthy diet.

    Servings of Dairy – 8Servings of Protein – 12
    Servings of Fruit – 5Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 17

     

    Day 1

    • You are a single working parent making $8.37 per hour. You have three children and receive no support from their father, which means that you are solely responsible for providing for the family. You struggle to pay your bills each month and often go hungry in order to feed your children. They do receive free lunch at their school, but you realize that you still need extra food assistance and have taken today off from work to apply. You don’t have a vehicle to drive to the appropriate agencies, but you do have access to the bus.
    • Household Size – 4
    • Children Ages 6, 7,  & 9
    • Monthly Income – $1,338/month
    • $ for Food Today – $9
    • Extra Resources – Identification Card
    Day 2

    My Plate

    This indicates how many servings of each food category you need to buy today in order to adequately feed your family today and maintain a healthy diet.

    Servings of Dairy – 8Servings of Protein – 12
    Servings of Fruit – 5Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 17

     

    Day 2

    • You are able to obtain FoodShare to help feed your family. However, you had an injury and are not able to work for a couple weeks during this month. This means that you have less money available to buy food to supplement your FoodShare. You are beginning to worry about how you will provide for your family, thankfully they are still receiving free lunch at school.
    • Household Size – 4
    • Children Ages 6, 7,  & 9
    • Monthly Income – $720/month
    • $ for Food Today – $4
    • Extra Resources – None
    Day 3

    My Plate

    This indicates how many servings of each food category you need to buy today in order to adequately feed your family today and maintain a healthy diet. 

    Servings of Dairy – 11Servings of Protein – 18
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 8
    Servings of Grains – 22

     

    Day 3

    • The good news is that you are back at work. The bad news is that you are a month behind on bills because of your injury and have used all your FoodShare for the month. You now have one dollar, you have eaten the last can of soup from your pantry, your kids are on spring break with no meals available, and you will need to seek food elsewhere after you get off of work today.
    • Household Size – 4
    • Children Ages 6, 7,  & 9
    • Monthly Income – $1,338/month
    • $ for Food Today – $1
    • Extra Resources – None

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