How to take part in A Day in Her Food
SIGN UP TO THE CHALLENGE HERE
CHOOSE A DATE
Any day that works for you
CHOOSE A MENU
Select a menu, with full recipes provided, from our selection of Bangladesh, Senegal and Peru (one country from every continent where The Hunger Project works!)
SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
Make a fundraising page on JustGiving, and share your link with friends and family to support you on your challenge
(For fundraising, once you've signed up, click 'doing my own thing', and write in A Day in Her Food as your event)
GET COOKING AND SPREAD THE WORD!
Document your challenge on social media, sharing pictures of your meals and experiences throughout your #ADayinHerFood challenge!
Why ‘A Day in Her Food’?
We want to highlight the disproportionate effect that hunger has on women. Of the 795 million hungry people in the world, over half, 60%, are women and girls. However, we know from our work that women and girls are the key to ending hunger. When a woman is empowered and supported, everyone benefits: communities become more resilient, families are healthier, more children go to school, incomes increase, and agricultural productivity improves.
We can never completely recreate what the experience is like for a woman living in chronic hunger. However, this challenge gives us the opportunity to understand to a small extent what life might be like for her, and the decisions she may have to make.
Can I take the challenge for more than one day?
Yes. Some participants will take the challenge for 3, 5, or more days, thus really experiencing the lack of variety a woman living in hunger might have, as she will often repeat the same meals again and again.
What can I drink?
You can (and should) drink plenty of water throughout the day. Please try to keep hydrated. A woman living in chronic hunger will very often only have water to drink, and no luxuries such as coffee or tea, so we suggest you stick to water on the challenge.
Do you have a corporate or schools A Day in Her Food challenge?
Yes! Sign up HERE and organise an A Day in Her Food team lunch, or dinner, selecting one of the recipes from one of the menus. You could ask participants to each donate a certain amount of money to take part, and donate your fundraising here: https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/hungerpt/adayinherfood
How did you draw up the menus?
The menus for Bangladesh, Peru and Senegal have been drawn up with advice from The Hunger Project’s in-country teams. They represent an example of what a woman living in hunger in one of these three countries might have. Of course, exact portions, access to food, recipes and cooking techniques can differ from person to person and in different regions of the same country.
What if I don't live in the UK?
Not a problem! Our fundraising platform, JustGiving, accepts lots of different currencies.
What do we mean by 'chronic hunger'?
Over 90% of the world’s hungry people are suffering from chronic hunger. Less than 10% of hunger is the result of famine or emergency crises. Chronic persistent hunger is the day in day out lack of vital nutrients that the body needs. A portion may seem large, or carbohydrate-heavy but what about other nutrients?
The Hunger Project works to empower people to lift themselves, their families and communities out of daily persistent chronic hunger, for good.
Who is The Hunger Project?
The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Our vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
Our mission is to end hunger and poverty with sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.
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