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What Can $1.33 Buy for Dinner?

Photo: United Way

If you didn’t know, September is Hunger Action Month, and if you haven’t yet done anything about that, attending this Thursday’s Mission Street Food is a pretty easy way to do so. They’re doing meals made for $1.33 to go along with the San Francisco Food Bank’s 2009 Hunger Challenge. The gist of it is, people on food stamps have to budget about $4 a day to eat, which comes out to $1.33 a meal. MSF is going to make a bunch of meals that cost $1.33, charge you more for them, and donate the proceeds to the food bank. Easy peasy, right? Check out what $1.33 can buy you below.

Wedge salad with granny smith, bacon vinaigrette, watercress and farmer’s cheese - $6

Hashbrown, egg salad, chimichurri and shaved radish - $6

Seared, oil cured chicken thigh with chicken congee, cured egg, corn, green onion, and chicken cracklins - $9

Braised sausage, kale and white bean gratin, with fried peanuts - $7

King trumpet mushroom with triple fried potato, garlic confit and charred scallion sour cream - $6

Fried catfish with curry leaf grits - $7

Lung Shan’s Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

Butter fried cornbread and buttermilk panna cotta with mint honey- $6

Oatmeal mascarpone creme pies with chamomile milk - $5

What Can $1.33 Buy for Dinner?