Watch: Here’s what dinner looks like when you can’t afford food

September 7th, 2016

When you've got bulging cupboards and a fridge full of different ingredients, it can be difficult to know what to cook. Which is where the good ol' internet comes in handy, with its bazillions of quick-and-easy tuition recipe videos for inspiration. But what if your cupboards weren't full of all those random ingredients? What if your fridge was empty? The question...

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When you’ve got bulging cupboards and a fridge full of different ingredients, it can be difficult to know what to cook. Which is where the good ol’ internet comes in handy, with its bazillions of quick-and-easy tuition recipe videos for inspiration.

But what if your cupboards weren’t full of all those random ingredients? What if your fridge was empty? The question of ‘what to eat’ takes on a whole different meaning.

This is the very real and recurring problem facing the one in seven people in the United States who don’t have enough food. Non-profit hunger-relief organisation Feeding America is hoping to raise awareness of this issue – and the fact that September is Hunger Action Month – with a thought-provoking video

The quirky format of the video is immediately familiar, but with one vital thing missing from the recipe: ingredients – but it’s that scenario that will be all-too-familiar to many more people.

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