Today is the first of five days where I’ll be living below the line. As someone who loves food and cooking, I’m fortunate enough to be able to afford to keep my love and passion for it going, to create the recipes I want to and to treat myself to eating out.
1.2 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty, living on £1 a day for food, drink and even for housing and health. I’m going to be living on £1 a day for my food and drink, I’m doing this as part of a team with my partner, my sister and her boyfriend.
The point of the challenge isn’t to attempt to replicate what it’s like living in poverty, but it’s definitely going to put things into perspective and help to raise awareness and money for our chosen charity. Action Against Hunger, whose valuable work saving the lives of malnourished children and supporting families by providing clean water and good nutrition, is the charity we chose to raise money for.
It’s going to be hard not having my morning coffee and not reaching for herbs and spices when I’m cooking, but there’s so many people who don’t have that option. These five days might be tough, but will definitely be worthwhile.
Please check out our team’s page.