Happy Birthday to Us!


In a couple of days this blog will reach its’ one year anniversary.

When we started this thing back in September of 2008, we had no idea what would become of our little project. We had no idea that trying to eat on a dollar a day would end up landing us in the New York Times, or on the t.v. show Inside Edition. We had no idea that people from all over the world would be writing us about a cacophony of concerns related to food issues. And we had no idea that we would be able to use this medium to give back to our local community hunger program.

Since last September a lot has happened, people continue to write us, journalists continue to write about us, and most of all, we continue to write about the many issues related to food in our lives. So today, as we’re working on the edits for the book, we just want to say thank you to all of our readers, to everyone who has written us, and to all those who have continued to support our efforts and challenge our thinking.

In two days the school year will officially begin, and on that day we will continue to think about all of those who are struggling to make ends meet, and will continue to move forward in doing what we can to help.

So, thank you once again, and please, keep reading…and by all means go ahead and pre-order the book. Order one for you, and one for a friend, we know you’ll love it.





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6 responses to “Happy Birthday to Us!

  1. This was a really great read, I am very glad I came across your site.

  2. djteknokid

    Congratulation. I am on day #15 right now.. and I only got 5 more days to complete this project. The hardest part of my challenge wasn’t the food or the hunger. It is actually the fact that some people were actually offended by the challenge I took.
    You can read more about it here.. it was bit discouraging. I just came here to find a peace of mind as I was bit stressed out all day today.

  3. Hello! A group of us read “Eyes of the Heart” by Aristide and moved by the plight of so many in Haiti (but in much of the rest of the world as well) with little food, we decided to raise our own awareness about hunger and living with less by eating what food $2/day would buy for one week. A few of us have documented our insights during the week on our blog; more people are preparing to start the project. We plan to pool the money we saved during the week of eating less and donating it the Colorado Haiti Project.

    I applaud all those who are involved in these initiatives…perhaps from our experiences and reflections will come some saving actions.

    All good wishes!!

  4. Miss Tish

    Your blog came to mind today as I was debating what to buy for the next 2 weeks… I have a “small” food budget until next payday due to school expenses – $200 for 2 weeks (family of 4).

    So as I go through my mental list, my worry has turned into gratefulness… We are so blessed to live in a place where so much is available. I am blessed to have an income…

    Thanks for putting it all into perspective.

  5. jen

    happy belated b-day. so glad you guys are leading us.

  6. This was very interesting. As a predominantly raw vegan foodist, I find this blog extremely informative and will definitely share this information.

    Peace to all,
    ~ Vegan. Kosher. Organic. ~

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