Monday, March 11, 2013

Below the Line..

recently I've been writing my Dissertation Hence the Quiet times on here and on Facebook. As part of writing social action in different ways became a focus again. For a long time when asked my political view the answer has been - fight for the forgotten and marginalised. ~So this year for a week I'll live on a £1 a day for christian aids Livebelowtheline.

 I live on a small budget most months, but this is way less than that £5 for a weeks food, and anything in the cupboard has to be accounted for in that. I tend to look at the price of things when it comes to food but, above all tend to watch out for fair trade or free range products. I guess its a good job i like porridge :)- the money for my weeks shopping  will go to Livebelowtheline..

How Does It Work
 Live Below the Line, but you’re not sure what you’re getting yourself into. Ok so here are the basics:
  • From the 29th April – 3rd May you can spend no more than £1 a day on food and drink.
  • This means you have a total of £5 with which to buy all ingredients for your meals.
  • The full cost of all the items you consume must be included in your budget. This means budgeting for whole packets of food items such as rice, pasta, noodles and eggs etc.
  • For items such as salt, pepper, herbs and spices, simply work out the cost of each item per gram and budget your shopping proportionally. Separate your items before the challenge so there’s no need to be digging around in your cupboards.
  • You can share the cost of ingredients amongst a team, as long as no participant spends more than £1 a day or their total £5 budget. Working as a team will allow you to pool together funds and do more with your cooking.
  • You can’t grab a cheeky snack from the cupboard unless you include the cost of buying the item new in your budget.
  • You can use food sourced from your garden as long as you can account for the price of production!
  • No combination of meals on any given day can exceed the £1 spending limit. Remember this is a challenge to eat creatively and be enjoyed – don’t at any point deprive yourself of three meals a day.
  • You cannot accept ‘donated’ food from family or friends, but monetary donations towards your fundraising goals are acceptable, and encouraged!
  • You are allowed to drink tap water – remember you should try and drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day.

If You'd like to donate to the £1 campaign  heres the link to my christian aid page   Belowthelinekasbee.. the money goes direct to christian aid via paypal..  

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