Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Peter Simunovic

    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 – 22Servings of Protein – 36
    Servings of Fruit – 16Servings of Vegetables – 16
    Servings of Grains – 43 

     

    Day 1

    • You have recently come to America and are living in a house with three generations of your family. There are a total of 8 people in your house – 2 adults, 2 elderly adults, and 4 kids (aged 2, 5, 7 8). You are the only one working to pay the bills and provide food for the household. You currently are earning $9 an hour working at a factory. You make $1440 each month, which leaves about $7 per day to feed all 8 people in your house. You have no forms of identification and no transportation. You need to seek assistance as you have today off, but are fearful of where to go.
    • Household Size – 8
    • Children Ages – 2, 5, 7,  & 8
    • Monthly Income – $1,440/month
    • Money for Food Today – $7
    • Extra Resources – None
    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 – 22Servings of Protein – 36
    Servings of Fruit – 13Servings of Vegetables – 16
    Servings of Grains – 43 

     

    Day 2

    • You have a friend at the factory who helps you get an ID. You still have no transportation, but now that you have an ID you are anxious to apply for assistance as your family continues to go hungry each night. You have taken the day off to see what assistance you are eligible for.
    • Household Size – 8
    • Children Ages 2, 5, 7,  & 8
    • Monthly Income – $4,440/month
    • Money for Food Today – $7
    • Extra Resources – Identification Card
    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 – 22Servings of Protein – 36
    Servings of Fruit – 13Servings of Vegetables – 16
    Servings of Grains – 43 

     

    Day 3

    • Because it was discovered that you are an illegal immigrant, you are no longer able to receive FoodShare. Because you have $7 today to feed your entire household, you must seek out other assistance in obtaining food for your family.
    • Household Size – 8
    • Children Ages 2, 5, 7,  & 8
    • Monthly Income – $1,440/month
    • Money for Food Today – $7
    • Extra Resources – None

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