Richmond mom Nicole Unice is putting her money where her mouth is!
Last year, Nicole put a $1,200 dent in the fight against world hunger with a simple idea and a blog post. Now she wants to raise the bar and raise $25,000 to provide healthy meals and clean water for millions of children who are hungry every day.
As a mother of 3, she has plenty to do — but she is taking on this challenge and has now come up with a great idea to change the world. In February of 2010, she extended a challenge to her blog readers:
For just 5 days, eat like the bottom economic half of the world which includes plain oatmeal for breakfast, small portions of beans and rice for lunch, and beans, rice and a tortilla for dinner.
The idea was to take the money normally spent on food and groceries and donate it to Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit hunger relief organization. She and her friends raised $1,200.
Now the challenge is HUGE! Many of her church family and friends have already accepted the five-day challenge for “Meals With Hope”. But she needs our Richmondmom and Grandmom readers too!
About Feed My Starving Children
This is an organization that distributes culturally-neutral nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries through more than 90 missions and humanitarian agencies. Every day, hunger claims the lives of nearly 18,000 children and 5,000 children die from water-related illness. This non-profit organization strives to make a difference and save lives.
Join the Challenge
Join Nicole Unice and her friends in the 5 day challenge. Nicole also suggests donating funds from Starbucks, lunches out, or by restricting your food intake to only what you already have in your house for the next 5 days. Then donate the money you saved to the challenge. She is blogging about this all week to keep you updated on progress so visit her blog to learn more.
Every dollar helps and you can support Nicole’s challenge in many different ways. This is a great opportunity to teach your children about helping others too.
Make a change for 5 days and make a difference for the life of a child forever.