Living Below The Line

Fresh from helping bring the life saving 24/7 sobriety programme to the UK, Baroness Anne Jenkin appeared on the popular British TV show “Come Dine with Me”, but with the twist that she had to feed all her guests at a total cost of only a few quid. She is part of the live below the line challenge underway this month.

The challenge is to live on £1 a day of food for five straight days, which is not easy even with the refrigeration, electricity and clean water we have in developed countries. People who undertake the challenge raise money for charities that serve the more than one billion human beings who live in extreme poverty worldwide.

You can donate to Anne’s chosen charity, Restless Development, here. If you live in the UK and want to see the full “Come Dine with Me” episode it’s on line here.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College Lonon. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over ten thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.