Friday Foodstuffs: Is It a SNAP to Live on $4.75 a Day?

Interesting challenge being put out there by The Food Bank of South Jersey starting this week. The average benefit received by someone in New Jersey from the SNAP program is $133.26 a month, which works out to $4.75 a month. To help raise awareness of this program, which may be facing significant cuts this fall in Congress, the food bank is seeing who is willing to take on the challenge of eating on only $4.75 a day. Check out their website for the for more details.

Restaurant News

Well, their Facebook page makes it official: Lucas Manteca is no longer the executive chef at The Ebbitt Room in Cape May. That position is now in the hands of Chef Anthony Micari. Chef Lucas will still be cooking in the area at The Red Store in Cape May Point.

Also, our good friend Chef Michael d’Ennery, who was last seen at Atlantic Bar & Grill in Seaside Park, is now cooking up his magical storm at Mark Joseph’s Grilled Pizza and Restaurant in Manalapan.

Carolina Blue in Pitman is having its annual Customer Appreciation Week next week. Lots of food and fun to be had!

Here’s the Farmers’ Market Report

This is the time to get out there and buy up what you can, because come September most farmers’ markets will start closing up shop. If you haven’t made it out yet to your local market, now is the time!

Blogging Out Hunger

The nation-wide drought will be raising the costs of food, and food banks like the Food Cupboard in Ocean City will be feeling the added stress.

A new home is needed for the Burlington Twp Food Pantry.

And in other food news this week…

Well, now there might be a cranberry harvest at Double Trouble after all.

And congrats to William Pozniak of Cinnaminson, winner of the 2012 Master Homebrewer Competition in New York.

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