Hungry Planet

Got this in an email from Carolyn Hile today and loved it. It depicts a week’s food from all over the country.

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53


Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55


Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.2



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Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at

Posted on December 18, 2007, in Daily Word, General. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. The family from TINGO look so happy. Love those matching hats too!

  2. We should take a tally of food expenditure for one week. I believe it would be an amazing comparison.

  3. I met the Sam family while working on a mission project with the Maya Indians in Southern Belize. The only thing they purchase to eat is salt, and when it is a bad harvest, bags of corn or rice. I doubt if it averages $2.00 per week. They either find the rest of their food in the jungle or grow it in the field, but they are happy, love God and each other. Sometimes I leave feeling like they are the teacher and I the student.

  4. This is a beautiful article. I would love to have this book on my coffee table……..except, I don’t have a coffee table….so that wouldn’t work.

  5. We have this book…. on our coffee table! It’s one of our favourite books.I would love to sit down with some of these families and share a meal, and just learn more.

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