The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Do you think you could you do it? Some­thing to con­sider for next year? RE­PORTER: Re­becca Moore, re­, (03) 3 211 1033, (027) 539 3393. SALES MAN­AGER SOUTH­LAND: Jac­qui McKinney (027) 807 3163, jac­ NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Ge­off Mein, ge­, 027 200 4404. CLAS­SI­FIEDS: (03) 2111 101 or 0800 CLASSYS. AD DEAD­LINES: Fea­tures - Fri­day 3pm; Dis­play - Mon­day 2pm; Clas­si­fieds - Wed­nes­day 10am. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: neigh­­eye AD­DRESS: Level 1, 46 Deveron St, PO Box 805 In­ver­cargill 9810. MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: 0800 784 846.

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