Day 16: Join us for dinner tonight!

If your family is like our’s, one of the most frequent questions posed in your home is, “What’s for dinner?” Imagine yourself going to the grocery store to buy ingredients for dinner tonight, but the only money you have is $2.00. Would you be able to feed your entire family a nutricious meal with only $2.00?


October 16 is recognized as World Food Day, a day set aside to end global hunger. We want to participate in this movement, and we invite you to join us. Did you know that millions of people around the world live on less than $2.00 a day? Why not join us for dinner tonight!


Participate with us in the $2.00 dinner challenge!


Tonight, we will be challenged to go to the grocery store with only $2.00 to spend on our dinner. As we go to the store, it may be difficult to make wise purchasing decisions with the small amount of money we have available. Will the meal be nutricious? Will we be satisfied after dinner, or will the nawing feeling of hunger remain?


Share your $2.00 dinner experience with us!


If you participate in the $2.00 dinner challenge with us, we would love to hear how this effected your family. How many family members did you feed with $2.00? What did you purchase for dinner? How did it feel to pay for your food with only $2.00? Did you have to make difficult purchasing decisions? How did it feel to prepare and eat this meal together? How has this changed your family’s perspective on the challenges faced by those living on less than $2.00 a day around the world?

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2 thoughts on “Day 16: Join us for dinner tonight!

  1. How did it go? I can’t even imagine trying to serve my family one meal for just $2…and so many people try to feed their family all day on $2! We didn’t do this, but thanks for the reminder of how blessed we are.

    • It was rough emotionally and very humbling. Andy plans to write a follow-up post this week sharing his thoughts on this challenge. He did the difficult part of going to get the food while I was in college that day. Thanks for your comment, and be sure to keep an eye out for his post soon!

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