This has been a very interesting challenge. I worked for many years with people who were on a fixed income so have some understanding of the issues with and the difficulties of living on so little money for food. Actually trying to live on this amount of money for food has added a great deal to my understanding. I know that one week of this challenge doesn’t give me a true appreciation for the challenges that the clients of Fife manage every day, every week, every month.
It would take a lot of work and effort to buy nutritious, filling food on this budget and that also entails people having the resources to travel from store to store to get deals.
As the week progressed, I found myself getting more and more light-headed and my energy would wane quickly. I would do this challenge again and plan my meals very differently. I’m glad I did this.