Friday, September 30, 2011

Idaho Lawyers Launch Unique Challenge: $4.30 a Day for Food

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:07 AM

A group of Treasure Valley lawyers, through a unique one-week exercise, hope to bring some stomach-growling awareness to hunger in Idaho.

For one week, a group of attorneys will have to sustain themselves on a budget of no more than $30 each. The Attorneys Against Hunger Challenge is a fundraiser for the Idaho Foodbank.

"I'm interested in how the challenge will provoke discussion, raise awareness and get people thinking about these issues," said Ritchie Eppink, a local attorney.

With a daily allowance of $4.30, each attorney will face the same struggle as one in four Americans.

"I anticipate eating lots of rice, beans and ramen noodles, and I'm hoping to have enough left over for fruits and vegetables," said Eppink.

Approximately 20 lawyers are participating. They will be posting updates about their experiences at idahoyounglawyers.org.

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