http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/04/24/ben-a ... -the-line/
The Oscar-winning director recently signed on to participate in the Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line, a campaign that challenges average (and above-average) people to live on just $1.50 a day for five days. The initiative is meant to simulate what it’s like for the 1.4 billion people worldwide who live in extreme poverty. Getting by on that pittance every day would actually mean spending just $547.5 per year
A few years ago, Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance had a symposium on The Great Depression. One of the events was a replication of an 8-cent menu served at a Relief Banquet in 1938
. Eight cents in 1938 had a calculated value relative to inflation in 2011 of $1.20. However the cost of ingredients in 2011 came to $1.79 per portion.
Image by Rene G
Anyone up to the challenge of dining on $1.50 worth of ingredients per day for five days?
"You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie DupreeFacebook
, Greater Midwest Foodways
, Road Food 2012: Podcast