FROM THE NEWS DESK
Having a hot cooked meal is something a lot of us probably wouldn’t think of as a privilege, but for some it would be.
Imagine being restricted to eating and drinking on only $2.85 a day – less than the price of a McDonald’s cheeseburger.
Well that is the New Zealand equivalent of the international poverty line, and a sum millions of people live on.
To help raise funds for needy people, hundreds of Kiwis are living below the line this week.
I was lucky enough to meet a Southland woman doing the challenge, and she really made me appreciate how good we have it.
While I’m feasting on meats, fresh produce and going out to restaurants on occasion, there’s a lot of people out there who just can’t afford to do the same.
I think the initiative was a good fundraiser idea, and one that not only helps provide funding for these people, but also opens up conversation on the issue.
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