Today I read a fascinating article about the One Dollar Diet Project. Two Social Studies teachers decided to live one month on one dollar per person per day as their food allotment and blog about their experience.
They say: We are interested in many of the strands related to this experiment; food choices, consumerism, waste, poverty, social psychology, etc., and this experience may provide insights that could help us better understand and teach about a variety of concerns (we both teach Social Justice in a public high school).
It's an interesting experiment to me, especially since we have the great Lenten food experiment of our own each year. But we do that for the benefit of our souls, not as a social activism thing, so I can't draw too many parallels. I did think though– if a bunch of people did something similar and donated the money they saved to their local food bank. . .wow. That could be powerful.
And I just wrote a whole bunch of stuff about Guatemalan feast day practices and deleted it to save you all from dying of boredom. 🙂 Anyhow, go read bout the One Dollar Diet Project if you're at all interested in food, diet, social issues surrounding the food supply, etc.