Live Below the Line for charity

Live Below The Line has arrived!

This year Action Against Hunger are delighted to have been chosen as a major partner in this international campaign which raised over £920,000 last year  in the UK alone.

By Jenny Clarke

Jan 30 2015

Live Below the Line is an awareness and fundraising campaign that challenges individuals and groups to eat and drink on just £1 a day for 5 days to shine a light on the 1.2 billion people who live below the extreme poverty line every day. The campaign doesn’t attempt to replicate poverty but seeks to change perspectives and deepen people’s understanding of the choice and challenges faced when so restricted by income.

Action Against Hunger have been involved in the campaign for 3 years and are hoping to make 2015 our biggest year yet – but we need your help! In return we’ll be on hand to provide you with advice and tips as well as bespoke resource packs and an exclusive recipe pack complied by some of our top chef ambassadors to help add a bit of flavour to the challenge!

The main challenge week will take place from it’s 27th April -1st May but if this week is inconvenient for you, you can take part on any 5 consecutive days until 30th June, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved. To register for the campaign or to find out more please visit the Live Below the Line site here.

Last year we raised over £22,000 from the campaign, which helped us to reach even more people in our fight against malnutrition, working with communities to develop long term, sustainable solutions to break the hunger cycle. Solutions like our vegetable gardening scheme in Liberia, helping hundreds of people to grow their own nutritious food in a sustainable way, and feed their children for the future.

People like Martu who is enrolled into a vegetable gardening programme, which is providing vulnerable families with a sustainable source of nutritious food in Monrovia, Liberia.

Martu couldn’t hide her pride as she showed the Action Against Hunger team the impressive cabbages that she’s been growing. Not only do they provide nourishing food for her family but she also sells the excess cabbages to generate a small income.  Martu says she is incredibly grateful to Action Against Hunger for teaching her how to grow vegetables and giving her the tools, seeds and support to set up a garden right outside her home: “Action Against Hunger has helped me feel empowered.” 

Inspired by Martu's story? Sign up now and Live Below The Line!