I know that a food blog is probably one of the most self indulgent, irrelevant things I could occupy my time with. Especially with a third of the world under-fed and another third starving. We are the lucky third that are fed.
So, I have signed up with hundreds of other kiwis to participate in the Live Below The Line Challenge next month. As a food blogger, I would like to give back by taking part in this campaign and I’ll take every grain of support offered. Currently seeking cheerleading, donations, kind words, advice and encouragement.
The challenge takes place over 5 days from Monday 24th September to Friday 28th September allocating just $2.25NZ ($1.80US) per day for food and drink. I would love for you to join me in the challenge or to sponsor me by making a donation. I have pledged a target of $500NZ.
Where is the money going?
I have nominated for all donations to go to the World Vision and World Food Programme (WFP) partnership. WFP to delivers life-saving food aid to families facing extreme hunger around the world. The food is provided by WFP, but World Vision needs to raise money to cover distribution costs, which include transportation, warehouse storage and staffing. Because of this partnership, every $1 you donate to a World Vision-WFP appeal enables World Vision to deliver $6 worth food aid and other relief essentials. Sadly while there may be enough food in the world, distribution is a major issue.
My profile page where you can find out more about this campaign and or make a donation is www.livebelowtheline.com/me/genie. Make a donation via the PayPal link there. There is no amount too small. Every cent counts. Donors can choose to be named or remain anonymous and tax receipts will be emailed to all sponsors.
Now, what’s the smartest and the most delicious way to spend $11.25NZ ($9.05US) for 5 days of food? If you have any suggestions of food items or recipes that cost between 50 cents and $1 per serve, please, please, please share them with me.