Feed the Family for a Day with £2

If you know me well enough, you would know I am always up for a challenge. Nothing fazes me, well almost nothing.

The lovely people of VoucherBox and Zamcog; UK-based charity that is dedicated to helping feed and educate Zambia’s most at-risk children, challenged me to feed my family for a day with £2 each, and I took up the challenge with everything in me.




It costs just £2 a day to feed and educate a child in Zambia for a month. Now picture that for a second. Just £2 a day would completely change a child’s life. That is less than a regular cup of cappuccino in a fancy coffee shop. The ones you grab absent mindedly on your way to work without thinking twice. Well that 2 quid would give a child a chance of having a good life in Zambia.

Julie-Anne Uggla, Founder of Zamcog says “We’re delighted to work with Voucherbox.co.uk to raise awareness to one of the integral aspects of Zamcog’s work. At the Shitima School we not only educate children to improve their lives but also provide basic needs such as food and clean water. Any money raised from this campaign will go directly to funding nourishment at the Shitima School. The blogging community are incredibly influential and with their help we can raise money and awareness for Zamcog and continue to support our children.”




I took up this £2 challenge with Zamcog and VoucherBox because I like a good challenge. Feeding each person with £2 for 1 day would be a real struggle, so I wanted to see how we would get on. And me publishing this post would put £50 in Zamcog’s pocket. So it is a win-win for me.

So how did we get on? With £8, we needed to sort out Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Here is a breakdown:


Aldi Wheat Bisks Cereal – £1.89

Milk – 95p


Baked Beans – 99p

Bread – £1


Spaghetti – 29p

Pasta Sauce – 39p

Mince Meat – £1.00


Apples -89p

Bananas – 60p

Total spent =£8


I found this challenge very hard. I thought it would be a walk in the park, but I was so wrong. Feeding my family with £2 per head was one of the hardest things I have done this year. We usually spend way more than that without thinking much about it. I could not have my regular cups of cappuccino. Or Coke. My kids could not snack on their favourite snacks, and it was just a weird day. I was happy to see the end of it.

This challenge opened my eyes to how little £2 is. And to think that little amount can change a child’s life in a Zambia says a lot.

I am happy to know that me publishing this post would change lives in Zambia. I am always happy to support a good cause.

Do you think you can feed yourself for a day with £2 or your family with £2 per head? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a lovely day.






21 responses

  1. I’m a pretty wasteful person when it comes to shopping which is awful i know. I dont plan as much as I should, This post has been massively enlightening, I would most certainly try and achieve this with my family. I also donate money monthly to help feed starving children, my bit of trying to help a little

  2. I think it would extraordinary hard to try to feed a family for that amount each day and it really does make you stop and think about how much we spend on things without thinking about it and how that amount of money can significantly change lives in third world countries. I’m glad that this post is raising money for Zambia and I hope that others will do the same.

  3. I would do it if I had too. I certainly had to live on a tight budget when the children were small, at times. Being a cook/chef by profession does make it easier though as I fresh cook from basics everything, even though we don’t live on a tight budget for food now.

    I have had to really get back into this with no laziness in the last few months with the special diet my husband is on which is back to basics everything home cooked and baked at source. It does work out a lot cheaper when you get into it.

    It does prove how much we have today and how much we waste without thinking. I hate chucking food out. What I did last year to try and stem this, was put the money in a jar for what we did chuck out and donate it at the end of the year. It was flipin scary when I added up how much was in their. Certainly made us more diligent

  4. My wife doesn’t eat meat or poultry. Truth is, when it comes to weighing up the cost of what she eats against my food, my shopping is much more expensive. Now I barely eat meat and it’s saving us a fortune. There’s a tip for ya!

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