What We Eat

These pictures (from www.time.com) have been floating around World Vision for the past few days and have been particularly appropriate because we’re heading into the 30 Hour Famine in just a few months. I just thought it was really neat to make the comparisons and to think about how closely (if at all) each of these compare to how my food for the week looks. I realize that these may not all be represent the typical families in each of these countries, but I think they’re still valuable.

Did looking at this change the way that I think about the food that I eat?…Not necessarily. What did stick out, though, was the question of how much we consume, food and other resources, that we really don’t need. Then again, what really is need?…What our culture is dictating? What we become accustomed to?
Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07 

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

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Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

Until next time…

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