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@Baby Momma Rachel I just received my copy of the book in the mail today, and I could not be more thrilled about how it turned out! It was worth the wait and then some. You must be so proud. I started to look through it, and I could not put it down! I'm sure I'll finish reading it tonight. 😊 I love the stories you've included.
I can't wait to embark on the radical nutrition plan, which won't be that radical for me, fortunately (already eating vegan and mostly "clean"), but there will definitely be some tweaking involved! 😉
In a previous update, you referenced your second book. What is that, and when will it be? I know I'll want that book, too! Thanks again!
I just downloaded the book, thanks! I really like your style, now let’s see how radical I can be, it is quite a change for most of us I think:)
Thanks again and congratulations on the book!
Congratulations on completing (or nearing completion!) this project!
I am writing because I never received an email containing the meal planner attachment from BackerKit, and I don't see any information about how those of us who only ordered the ebook will receive our copy.
@ Baby Momma Rachel Your update was much appreciated and sounds like great news! Please know I was never worried if I would receive my product, just trying to know what to plan. Thanks again!
@Baby Momma Rachel Your last update stated that there are inherent delays in self publishing and that we should all just be patient. I can only speak for myself (although I imagine we're all a pretty good group :)) and say I'm fine with allowing for patience past the original delivery date of October, but could you please let us know about what time frame we're looking at now? Any chance we'll have them by the end of the year? February? March?
It's good to be assured we've not been forgotten, but a little more communication buys a lot more patience when it clarifies the expectations for everyone. Thanks much and looking forward to the book! :)
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@Eddie I have not. The last update stated things were on track for delivery in November. If we don't receive them in the next few days, an update from @Baby Momma Rachel would be appreciated.
Has anybody received their rewards?
any updates on delivery? I haven't received mine yet.
Hey good news everyone My Food Stamps Cookbook can be PRE-ORDERED through September 1st: goo.gl/9gBc4P
Delivery for kickstarter and pre-orders are the same time! October 2017! Please share!
Hi! THAANKS for the support! We are so excited to keep moving with this project. If you missed the chance to back it and preorder, check out this link for a free chapter and updates on when it will be available for regular purchase! http://www.myfoodstampscookbook.com/mailing-list
This is such a fantastic project. These recipes will empower vulnerable communities with wellness and knowledge. Congratulations!
Congratulations! @Baby Momma Rachel
I'm so happy!!
Thank you everyone for backing it up and spreading the love! We hit the minimum now lets give 1,000 moms on food stamps free books by hitting the $30,000 mark!
I'm really excited to see this get funded! Good luck!
I really hope this project gets all the backing it needs to get this book out there. I know that my small donation isn't enough to get it there, but I will repost/share on all social media sites as many times as I can. Good Luck!
Yes!!! Thank goodness for this huge influx of backers! We're almost there; let's keep it going! This is great news!! �
Glad to see the creator is still on board! :) I am hoping for the best as well. Is there anything Kickstarter can do to give this worthy project a boost? Like perhaps make it a Featured Project if they haven't already done so? I've shared it on social media and asked my friends to do the same. My original question was not in the spirit of pessimism, but an attempt to express how enthusiastic I am about obtaining the cookbook no matter what happens at the end of the project (which is, unfortunately, out of my control). I hope that you can find it in your heart to address my request if the situation becomes appropriate. Thank you kindly.
Interesting analysis, H Campbell. We are not working with pessimism at the moment. And this is the ONLY way to make the book a reality! Thanks for your support!!
I've back many Kickstarter projects, but I've never seen a creator be so unresponsive to comments and questions. I REALLY want to see this project get funded, because I think it is incredibly worthwhile (and also because I REALLY want access to this cookbook). Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be on track to fund at this time. Has the creator just given up on this project?
Hi Rachel – I heard you on the Go 'Head Mama podcast and I'm very inspired by your story and the idea for this book – good luck! I'm a graphic designer and could help you with some of the design if you need it, lmk. –Emily
I'm really excited about this book! My partner is lovemotionstory and originally found the book through Instagram. We would like to ask about donating one of our copies to someone who can't afford the book. We could find someone to give it to ourselves but if the author would like to keep to hand out herself let us know.
@creator I have a question. Not to sound pessimistic about the funding of this project, but if the funding ends up being unsuccessful, is there any way that the backers could still purchase access to a copy of this at least in e-book format? I REALLY want this book! Thanks!
You said the numbers didn't match up to what was indicated, James, even though they clearly did. You could have said your issue was with the inclusion of the stats and the focusing on PoC communities in the first place, would have made your concerns a bit clearer.
My guess is that they want their primary focus to be on PoC communities given the greater impact of poverty on groups that also experience other forms of oppression like racism, but they want it to be obvious that anyone can use the book so they mention the other stats too. Obviously everyone can make use of it given the diversity of people relying on food stamps, but as far as I am aware racial/ethnic minorities are more likely to be impacted by food deserts and other systemic issues (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3482049/). So it makes sense that they tend to be the groups that the food justice movement often focus on, given the amount of other issues they have to deal with on a daily basis.
I trust that the workshops won't get in the way of people receiving their physical/ebook rewards, if only because they may want the books ready for use at the workshops so they'll still be a priority. I'm guessing they felt the workshops were important enough to include in the main campaign so that it is not just about the books, but about helping people in the community directly especially kids. I'm more than fine with that, especially given chances are kids aren't going to be pledging to the campaign themselves.
Taylor Foster--I get what you're going for here, and I already did the math. Presenting data in whatever way you want doesn't make it right.
I did the math and made the assumption that's what the project creator was indicating. In presenting data, it's a poor use of statistical information that didn't really need to be included in the first place. "The other 40% is made up of white people who will also benefit from ending dis-ease through food." No shit. 100% of people would benefit from that regardless of racial identifiers.
"With your support I know this book will change lives in communities that are facing poverty, trauma and dis-ease (mostly food choice related)."
"Yes I am talking about our black community and people of color who make up 40%"
"Oh yeah, the other 40%, white people, they'll benefit too."
I'm not trying to make this into an argument or fight. Many people, regardless of race, need a "solution to a tiny budget while looking for something healthy to eat." Greasy cheap meals get marketed to folks in hoods and out of hoods.
The campaign as a whole has a number of other issues too. What is the "self publishing company with a stellar record of doing their job well?" Why are the workshops built into the initial goal? Why wouldn't the workshops be a STRETCH goal, so folks can get their books.
For the majority of my life, I was raised on food stamps. As a backer, I am interested in the presented solution but I have questions before I increase my pledge.
I hope that's pretty clear, Taylor.
James Hussey, the campaign info states that the black community AND people of colour in the USA make up 40% of food stamp recipients. If you add up the numbers from the graph in the link it does come to 40% (25.7 +10.3 + 2.1 + 1.2 +.7). Seems pretty clear! :)
I love what you are doing! I just signed up for two cookbooks. I am going to use one and donate the other one to our local public library in Santa Barbara, CA. This hit home for me because I have a dear friend who is fighting cancer and unable to work because of health issues. Food is medicine and when you are on a very restricted income it can feel so hard to eat healthy stuff when you have the 29 cent burgers at McDonald's staring you down. And this also hits home for me personally as a mother of young children who chose to reduce my hours so I can be with them more. I have to make that dollar stretch and I am excited to try your recipes! Keep doing what you are doing! It's such a positive thing to educate people that we can eat well even though we might not have a Whole Foods budget.
That's where I was looking too and the numbers definitely don't match up to what you've indicated.
40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American
HI James the statistics on Food Stamps come from: https://www.snaptohealth.org/snap/snap-frequently-asked-questions/#who and http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6771938
Can you provide a citation for your statistic?