As a Bzz agent I join many campaigns---most are for product my family uses sometimes they are to help raise awareness is Live Below the Line by exposing to us to the daily difficulties experienced by the 1.4 billion people who live in extreme poverty every day. I have a very tight food budget for my family of 4...but its closer to $4-$5 per day.
Live Below the Line is a campaign that challenges individuals and communities to eat and drink on just $1.50 per day for 5 days. Through the insights gained over the 5 days, Live Below the Line(FB) is assembling a movement of people to get passionate about eradicating extreme poverty. Through partnerships with various charities, the campaign raises both awareness and critical funds.
From May 7th - 11th, I will eat on just $1.50 a day to
raise awareness of the challenges faced by these 1.4
billion people, and to support the work of Global Poverty Project .
The best way to stretch your dollar is add more to the bottom line. You still only get $7.50 for the week, but if you team up with a few friends, you can pool your resources to greatly increase your options at the grocery store. So go out and recruit some friends!
With a little creativity you can whip up some tasty meals. Now, you probably won't be seeing these in Paula Deen's next cookbook, but they'll get you through the week. I'll share the recipes I'll be making--here's one to start off:
Pasta with Shredded Onions, Carrots and Garlic:
1 package of bow-tie pasta
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 cup canola oil