A big “Thank You!” goes out to our members that participated in the SNAP Challenge, our first philanthropy event for the AFBA. In total, we had 20 bloggers participate. In addition to helping raise awareness to the hunger issues in our community and the SNAP program in particular, these bloggers also provided more than 60 recipes and tips that will benefit the “Choices” nutrition education program offered by the Capitol Area Food Bank. As an unexpected bonus, the event also raised over $350 dollars for the CAFB thanks to the creativity of a few of our members. This event just shows that collectively and as a community, we can work together for greater causes. I am proud to be a part of a community of food bloggers that believes in giving back. I look forward to seeing you at our next event in August (details to come soon).
Kristina Wolter, Girl Gone Grits