Leanne Brown is close to reaching her goal of raising $80,000 on Kickstarter, but the more she raises the more she can help those on SNAP budgets and others who have limited food budgets eat healthy. The recipes in her book are low on expensive meats and high on plant-based proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables for a well balanced diet on the smallest of budgets, and she wants everyone to have access to the recipes.
Brown orignally created the book “Good and Cheap” as a project for her MA in Food Studies at New York University. She posted a free PDF of the book on her website Leann Cooks, and it went viral with 100,000 downloads in the first few weeks.
When she wrote the book, Brown had SNAP recipients in mind, those who live on what were formerly known as food stamps. Not everyone who is eligible for food stamps has a device that can download the PDF, though. So, she’s putting the book into print, and that’s where the Good and Cheap: Eating Well on $4 a Day Kickstarter campaign comes in. It’s a get one, give one campaign so those who fund the campaign can receive a copy and get another copy into the hands of someone who needs it.
The Good and Cheap Kickstarter campaign runs through July 13, 2014 so there’s a chance that she can breeze past $80,000, ensuring that this important book gets into the hands of even more people who can benefit from it.
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