Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Donnell Williams

    Day 1

    My Plate

    Servings of Dairy – 3 Servings of Protein – 6
    Servings of Fruit – 2 Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 7  

     

    Day 1

    • You are 48 and found out a week ago that the temporary job you’ve been working at a manufacturing company for the past two years will not be renewed. Because you were only making $11.25/hour, you were able to receive FoodShare benefits. Now that you no longer have a job, it is critical to maintain your benefits. As an able-bodied adult without dependents, you must comply with the new FoodShare Employment Training program or risk losing your FoodShare benefits for 3 years. Because you didn’t understand the paperwork required, you have exhausted your Time-Limited-Benefits and will now have to go through second chance work training for a month before you are eligible to get your benefits back. Unfortunately, your unemployment is about to run out.
    • Household Size – 1
    • Children Ages – None
    • Monthly Income – $600/month
    • $ for Food Today – $10
    • Extra Resources – Transportation Card, Identification Card
    Day 2

    My Plate

    Servings of Dairy – 3 Servings of Protein – 6
    Servings of Fruit – 2 Servings of Vegetables – 3
    Servings of Grains – 7

     

    Day 2

    • Your unemployment suddenly got cut to $500 and you now have 3 more mouths to feed because your sister has to go to jail for a drug charge. You have started the adoption process to obtain full custody of your niece and nephews. Not only are you worried about how you will afford to pay your bills, but you also have to figure out how you are going to feed everyone today because you still have weeks to go before you can get your FoodShare benefits back. Have you considered WIC?
    • Household Size – 4
    • Children Ages 2, 4,  & 7
    • Monthly Income – $500/month
    • $ for Food Today – $6
    • Extra Resources – None
    Day 3

    My Plate

    Servings of Dairy – 6 Servings of Protein – 10
    Servings of Fruit – 4 Servings of Vegetables – 5
    Servings of Grains – 4  

     

    Day 3

    • Good news! Your unemployment check problem was fixed and your allotment went back to $600. It’s still going to be tough but you heard that city parks and schools are offering summer meals and your emergency food pantry has the schedule so you need to make a trip to the ASAP because school lets out in 3 days. Also, you know that you can get an increase in FoodShare because your household as grown so you probably should get to the Social Security office as well.
    • Household Size – 4
    • Children Ages 2, 4,  & 7
    • Monthly Income – $600/month
    • $ for Food Today – $10
    • Extra Resources – None

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