Live Below the Line Challenge

1.2 BILLION PEOPLE LIVE BELOW THE EXTREME POVERTY LINE.

That’s four times the population of the United States spending less than $1.50 per day on food and drink*. Could you do it?

During April and May, pick five days when you will spend just $1.50 per day on food and drink and send the money you’ve saved to UNICEF to fund nutrition programs in the world’s poorest communities.

As a recent college graduate looking at returning to school, I definitely feel the pressure to follow a budget! I try my best to be very aware of what I spend and how I use my money. Nutrition is obviously very important to me, so I tend to invest more in nutritious meals. I also feel that I am fairly savvy at acquiring nutrient dense foods at good costs. This includes purchasing frozen foods that last longer, purchasing lunch and fresh produce at my work’s cafeteria for very fair prices, and planning my meals and grocery lists before I head to the store to avoid impulse purchases. I will keep track of what I spend on making breakfast, lunch, and dinner over one week (splitting meals up into serving sizes on prices) and determine how much I spend a day on food. Let’s see how I do!

What I typically eat in a day:

Breakfast: Average cost $2.78

Lunch: Average Cost $3.92

Dinner: Average cost $6.78

Average amount spent daily: $13.48

That is $11.98 over what is spent by an individual living below the poverty line.

 

The Line Challenge – UNICEF Website

COMING UP THIS SPRING – APRIL & MAY – TAKE THE LIVE BELOW THE LINE CHALLENGE TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THOSE LIVING IN POVERTY

Five Days. Six Quarters. Three Meals.

This spring, challenge yourself to LIVE BELOW THE LINE

How much do you spend every day on meals, drinks and snacks? Our guess is that it’s enough to feed an entire family in need.

During April and May, pick five days when you will spend just $1.50 per day on food and drink and send the money you’ve saved to UNICEF to fund nutrition programs in the world’s poorest communities.

Register here to Live Below the Line and turn awareness into impact.

1.2 BILLION PEOPLE LClick here to see the official Live Below IVE BELOW THE EXTREME POVERTY LINE.

That’s four times the population of the United States spending less than $1.50 per day on food and drink*. Could you do it?

^ Courtesy of https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/live-below-line

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