Ben Affleck to eat on $1.50 a day

Published April 24, 2013 1:17 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Ben Affleck has pledged to feed himself on a meager $1.50 a day.

So he's going into journalism?

According to E! News, the Oscar winner is the latest Hollywood star taking on the challenge of having to feed himself on $1.50 a day as part of the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign, which raises funds and awareness to fight extreme poverty.

"1.4 billion people live on less than $1.50/day. I'm joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?," Affleck tweeted on Monday.


Affleck is joining the project to support the Eastern Congo Initiative, an advocacy group he founded with the goal of creating more opportunities for economic and social development for the people of that African country.

The "Argo" star joins fellow actor Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki in "Thor" and "The Avengers," who earlier this month spent five days living off that meager amount and posted a video about the experiment, whose guidelines call for participants to adhere to a budget of only $7.50 for five whole days. (In Hiddleston's case, lunch was one whole baked potato.)



Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus