Wells, it’s Day 1 of my five day challenge to live like billions of people the world over (unjustly) do- on less than £1 ($1.50) worth of food daily. Today is not so bad as I am fasting anyway and will be skipping lunch, still half of my food budget was used up by a modest breakfast:
$ 0.20 Coffee
$ 0.11 Millet porridge
$ 0.06 Bread
Total: $ 0.78
So, my idea of “not so bad” means forgoing my usual butter, jelly/honey and sometimes fruit. Oh yeah, plus skipping an entire meal. Mmmhm. Have I mentioned that I am a nursing mama?
I have also posted this story about food/poverty in the US which I wrote a few years ago, and it makes me think of my sweet friend Aneesa who is doing the challenge in the US. Go read, go give. Please