When I first saw him, his shoulders were hunched, his eyes downcast, and his hands were lying palms up in front of him. He sat alone, cross-legged on a short stack of newspapers. The paper beneath him was soaked through and was beyond offering any sort of barrier between him and the cold wet sidewalk.
This Tuna Apple Chickpea Salad is the second in my series of 52 Salad Recipes. For this post, I took a recipe for Pasta Tuna Apple Artichoke Salad that I found online at Ricardo and gave it a frugal makeover. The makeover is in support of those who live in poverty, and for the people who are participating in the Live Below The Line Challenge this week. You can read more about the challenge in this earlier post.
Have you heard about the Live Below the Line Challenge?
From April 27th to May 1st, people and communities worldwide will be challenged to eat and drink for 5 days, at a dollar amount equal to what is considered extreme poverty in their country. In Canada, that amount is about $1.75 a day. The challenge is intended to raise awareness of the lack of choice and opportunity faced by the 1.2 billion people currently living in extreme poverty and to raise vital funds to fight it. The issues of extreme poverty extend well beyond hunger.
We often hear about World Hunger and extreme poverty but seldom do we, here in North America, expect to find it in our own backyard.
Did you catch my last post? It was for a Broccoli Stir-Fry with a recipe for Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce. The recipe is one that I developed for Campbell’s Gluten Free Broth Recipe Challenge. As a Canadian Blogger who was up for the challenge, I received a starter kit that included coupons for Campbell’s No Salt Added Ready to Use Vegetable Broth (in my opinion, it’s the next best thing to my homemade broth). These coupons are for me to give away.