Live below the line

Live below the line is an awareness and fundraising campaign that’s making a huge difference in the fight against poverty.

This campaign arrived in New Zealand for the first time last year.
From September 24-28, 2012 people across New Zealand will challenge themselves to live on just $2.25 worth of food and drink a day, to get a better understanding of the daily difficulties faced by people who are trapped in extreme poverty.

I decided to consider what doing the challenge would mean.  Given that there are only 2 of us at home now and our weekly grocery bill is commonly over $200, it was difficult to even begin contemplating living on just $31.50 a week, particularly if you are to meet energy and nutrient needs!

Fior this 5 day challenge I worked out a rough menu that would fit into budget (almost) of $22.50 for 2 of us.   Continue reading