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Author Leanne Brown visits Bread for the City

Exciting things are always happening here at Bread for the City, and yesterday (Oct. 7th) was no exception! Nationally-renowned author of “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day”, Leanne Brown, was at our northwest center to host a mid-morning interactive Q&A session with clients and staff about how to prepare healthy and delicious meals on a limited budget.leanne brown

Good and Cheap is a cookbook for people with very tight budgets, particularly those on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits. The PDF is free and has been downloaded more than 900,000 times.

Attendees sampled a variety of Good and Cheap recipes that included corn soup with tomatoes and onions, chocolate-zucchini cupcakes (which stole the show), and panzanella, an Italian salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes and bread.

Leanne also gave great tips on getting the best out of inexpensive ingredients and creating healthy meals from left-overs.

Those in attendance received a free copy of the Good and Cheap cookbook and a $25 gift card froleanne brown 2m Harris Teeter.

Access Wireless, a service provider for the government-funded Lifeline Assistance Program, sponsored the event and was onsite to provide information about Lifeline Assistance and process enrollment requests for interested individuals.

After the event, Leanne and our CEO George A. Jones, headed to the WAMU studio to appear on the Kojo Nnamdi show. There, George spoke about the difficulties of eating on $4 a day. The interview can be found here.  Enjoy!leanne brown 1

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