Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Vanessa & Dwayne Phillips

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

     

    Day 1

    • You currently work as a cashier at a local convenience store making minimum wage, $7.25 per hour, and your spouse is a cook at the neighborhood restaurant earning $7.50 per hour. Between the high costs of childcare and your monthly rent you have little money left this month to pay for food. Today, you have a few hours off work and $7 in your pocket to provide meals for your whole family, including baby food.
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET INFANT FOOD OR A BREAST PUMP.
    • Household Size – 5
    • Children Ages – 1, 3,  & 4
    • Monthly Income – $2,360/month
    • Money 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 – 11Servings of Protein – 18
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 8
    Servings of Grains – 22 

     

    Day 2

    • Good news! A car was abandoned behind your apartment building and you were able to get it running again. This means that you now have transportation. This vehicle will help you in obtaining food for your family this month. With the car running, errands become a little easier with the few hours you have today.
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET INFANT FOOD OR A BREAST PUMP.
    • Household Size – 5
    • Children Ages – 1, 3,  & 4
    • Monthly Income – $2,360/month
    • Money for Food Today – $7
    • Extra Resources – Transportation 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 – 11Servings of Protein – 18
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 8
    Servings of Grains – 22 

     

    Day 3

    • Having a car available to use has enabled you to get a better job at an upscale restaurant! Instead of working a $7.25 per hour job, you are now making $11.62 per hour while your spouse continues to make minimum wage. Having this extra money helps you to pay all your bills. However, because you make more money you are no longer eligible for FoodShare, but you remain eligible for WIC.
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET INFANT FOOD OR A BREAST PUMP.
    • Household Size – 5
    • Children Ages – 1, 3,  & 4
    • Monthly Income – $3,022/month
    • Money for Food Today – $10
    • Extra Resources – None

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