Take part in the Zamcog £2 Challenge from Jan 16th #£2challenge

It costs £2 to feed and educate a child in Zambia every day. In an effort to change the way we think about food, Zamcog would like the blogging community to cut down on their food spending and waste for one day.

The challenge is simple. Voucherbox.co.uk and Zamcog want the online, blogging and social community to feed themselves and/or their family on £2 per person for one day and write about the experience. For each post published about The £2 Challenge, Voucherbox.co.uk will donate £50 to Zamcog to help the charity continue their goal of supporting Zambia’s most at-risk children.

We thought we’d do a bit of research upfront of the challenge start date (16th Jan) to give you some ideas…

Jack Monroe’s recipes are always a good start for something cheap and wholesome. We dug out a piece she wrote for The Guardian on warming and restorative Winter soups and casseroles. The most expensive ingredient in her risotto would be the cup of red wine, but leave that out and cook up a family sized dinner pot of it…?

Jamie Oliver’s pasta frittatas are essentially eggs and cold spaghetti, with anything you have left over chucked in.

So a carton of eggs and supermarket value pasta, plus a few veg bought individually would get this one in at under £2.


My own kids love bog standard tomato soup with homemade bread. Which is obviously cheaper-than-chips to knock up. BBC Food’s Easy Bake Bread is really quick and you just need flour, yeast, oil and a spoon of honey.


For more information please visit https://www.voucherbox.co.uk/blog/the-2-challenge/