A Day in Her Food

Can you live 3 days “in the food” of women living in chronic hunger in Senegal, Bangladesh and Peru?

We can never recreate what the experience is like for a woman living in chronic hunger. However, this challenge gives us the opportunity to understand to a small extent what life might be like for her, and the decisions she may have to make.

It is an opportunity for us to advocate for and raise funds for women-focussed strategies to enable women to become change agents in their communities, and ultimately end hunger once and for all.

60% of the world’s hungry are women and girls. But women and girls are the key to ending hunger. When a woman is unleashed, empowered and supported, everyone benefits: communities become more resilient, families are healthier, more children go to school, incomes increase, and agricultural productivity improves.

Take on the challenge

Over the course of 3 days you will follow recipes, share experiences and fundraise to support our work empowering women to end hunger for good in their communities. 

Step 1 – Choose 3 days

Choose 3 consecutive days and on each day follow the recipes of women from Peru, Senegal and Bangladesh.

Step 2 – Set up your fundraising page 

Set up a fundraising page here!

Share your link with friends and family to support you on your challenge.

Step 3 – Read your menus and find your ingredients

Each day you will follow a menu from each country. They represent an example of what a woman living in hunger would way in a day and all contain ingredients that you should be able to find wherever you are. You can view the menus below.

Step 4 – Get cooking and spread the word!

Document your challenge on social media, sharing pictures of your meals and experiences with the hashtag #ADayinHerFood @TheHungerProjectUK 

The Menus


Follow the beans and rice based menu of a woman from Senegal.

Menu Here



Lentils, rice and chillies make up the menu of a woman in Bangladesh.

Menu Here


Wheat, corn and potatoes feature in the daily menu of a woman in Peru.

Menu Here

Everything you need to know

For more information, download the Everything You Need to Know pack here.

What your gift can do?

Here are some examples of what the money you raise will do for the women we work with. Please share these on your ‘A Day In Her Food’ fundraising page

* £25 could support a community in Africa planting trees, which provide sources of food, energy and income.
* £50 could support one female entrepreneur with a microfinance loan and training so she can start a small business to support her family.
* £100 could support a group of women to start an income-generating project, like a poultry farm so they can provide for their families.

Why not donate the amount you would spend on a weekly takeaway…If you can’t take on the challenge but you can make a one off donation please head to the Give Now button.

A Day in Her Food is an experiential food challenge campaign from The Hunger Project.

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