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Today, I will donate the money I would’ve wasted on eating my way out of boredome to OzHarvest. Today, my household will donate $348.87. Add $70 to that and you get the amount on money we spent on food the week before. Scary.

I just want to say a massive thankyou to everyone who blogged, tweeted, commented and participated in the inaugral $35 Challenge this year. I want to thank those regretfully declined. We’ll be back next year, bigger and better than ever, and I hope you’ll join us. I really, really do.

I’m still musing on it, you’re probably sick to death of hearing about it, but there you go.

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12 Responses to Au revoir to The $35 Challenge

  1. Gaby says:

    Great job guys!
    Gaby recently posted…Product review: Paleo Snacks

  2. Well done Lau and that is a great achievement! :D
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella recently posted…Macadamia & Fruit Lunchbox Slice

  3. Hotly Spiced says:

    Congratulations on a fabulous effort. Great cause.
    Hotly Spiced recently posted…Razzle Dazzle

  4. Excellent stuff! I should track my spending to find out how much I spend on food in a typical week. The disparity will be interesting.
    leaf (the indolent cook) recently posted…spicy, light & crispy salt and pepper tofu

  5. Lau says:

    Thanks everyone!

    I will be running the challenge again next year, anyone interested in getting involved don’t hesitate to get in touch. Let me know and I will add you to the mailing list so you’ll get plenty of warning next year.

  6. Toni Fish says:

    I think you did something awesome, and I’d love to join you next year.

    Speaking of foody goodness though, you should prod R to organise a trip down here: Tas is slow-food heaven.

  7. Senhor R says:

    Hi R***,

    For your information, the payment you made to for
    AUD 350.00 (plus any buyer fee if applicable) has now been cleared and will be deposited
    into their bank account tonight.

    It’s done!!

    And now to fill in a form and get my workplace to match it so it will be $700 to ozharvest overall! =)

  8. Simone says:

    I just came across your site so I totally missed this challenge but what a great idea. And I would love to take part next year!
    Simone recently posted…Zabaglione with red fruit – Cooking club # 5

  9. Hi, I don’t want to boo-hoo your idea because it’s a good one but there are people like me who live on $35 or £22 approx a week, every week and don’t have a choice. So while you are shouting hoorah say a silent prayer for those who won’t ever know you exist.
    Beverley Smith recently posted…Life is so difficult

    • Lau says:

      Hi Beverly. Thanks for stopping by.

      That’s exactly what the challenge is trying to raise awareness of – what it’s like to live on a tight budget. I myself lived on $35 a week (after rent and a train ticket) for a few years and it was hideous. And I’m ‘shouting hoorah’ for the money I’ve raised for a charity that goes out of its way to rescue food and give it to those who need it.

      I won’t ‘say a prayer’ because I don’t beleive in God. Of course my thoughts go out to those living in poverty. Otherwise I wouldn’t be trying to raise awareness of it in the first place.

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