This episode will feature the DePeyster family as they attempt to live off of primarily organic food stamps for the forty days of Lent in an effort to teach their three young boys about poverty, charity, and food through a first-hand experience that is sure to challenge them all.
I came across an article in the Townsman that detailed the DePeyster family’s plan and decided that tracking their progress and lessons learned would make a perfect segment for Inside Wellesley. I’m confident that we can all learn something from their journey.
In addition, Mrs. DePeyster is keeping a fantastic blog to document the experience.
One of the questions I’m most curious about is how difficult a task this will be given that cheap groceries don’t exist in Wellesley. It will be interesting to see how far food stamps will go at and
I have no doubt that this experience will give us all a new respect for those who rely on food stamps and teach us a thing or two about the food we eat, the price we pay, and the effect of food on our overall health.
I can’t wait to get started!
Don’t miss Episode Three featuring the Wellesley Armory’s Family Support Center and the Board of Selectmen campaign of 18-year old Andrew Pernokas now playing on The Wellesley Channel.
Check the calendar for show times!