Next Challenge

$20.09 for 20 Days Challenge is coming to near end now… I am already thinking about taking the next 2009 / 20 challenge and I need your help. Which one do you think is the most impossible task?

  1. August 31, 2009 at 9:05 am

    What would you try to raise $2009 for?

    And which 100 people would you try to feed with $20.09? A hundred homeless people? A hundred of your buddies? Just whoever happens to stop by at the time?

    And what happened to the idea of a survey of “free buffets” and such?

    What do you think of trying some wild food for free?

    Whatever you end up doing, take a break in between projects.

    • djteknokid
      August 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm

      Try to raise $2009 for to feed who are in need.
      That would be homeless people or I could get some recommendations from the charity groups.
      I don’t remember about the survey of “free buffets”… what was that about again?

      If my next challenge is related to changing my diet again (like this one), I should def. take a break in between.
      Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. August 31, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    It seems like at the beginning of your project that people left comments on where to get free food if you ordered a drink. They seemed to think that you would still get the free food if you just ordered water. I doubt it, but it would be interesting to see how much you would have to spend to get the “free food.”

    Maybe you could try combining the feed 100 people with the trying to raise two thousand and nine dollars. Like if you found a way to feed a hundred people for the $20.09, but charged them a little over a dollar per person. If you made that a weekly thing at school, by the end of the semester you could have quite a bit of money, and maybe have a donation jar to get the rest.

    Not sure how to feed a hundred people with twenty dollars. Spaghetti dinner maybe. Or very plain hotdogs.

    • djteknokid
      September 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

      I actually have no clue how am I going to feed 100 people with $20.09… there are so many obstacles.
      1. I have to make sure that it is legal to distribute home made foods to the public.
      2. Targeted people trust the source of food.
      3. I am not insulting anyone by providing cheap food.
      4. How am I going to prepare 100 meals with $20.09….

      garrr… time to brainstorm everyone.

  3. September 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    This sort of thing is easier to do at a college than most other places. If I want to sell food, or even give away food, I would need a permit and a professional kitchen and an okay from the health inspector.

    If you are in college, and your club wants to have a bake sale, someone in charge will ask you if you can be ready a week from Monday. Nobody expects you to have a professional kitchen or any of that other stuff. It’s not a big deal, it’s just a bake sale.

    Since you happen to be in college at the moment, I think that is where you want to feed the 100 people. Maybe you can work with a club, and maybe you could charge money or collect donations for a charity.

    And when I was in college, rarely would I turn down cheap or free food.

    Now at the end of your first challenge, you will have proven that you can live on food of only a dollar a day, which if you have three meals a day works out to about thirty three cents per meal. If you are going to feed a hundred people on that same amount of money, you’ll have to get that number down to twenty cents per person.

    Possibilities are: spaghetti, some sort of breakfast (probably mostly eggs), some sort of soup, peanut butter sandwiches, plain hotdogs, something Mexican (mostly beans or rice), or something else mainly made from rice.

  4. September 2, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    For the record, just cause we are voting for the feed a hundred people option, that doesn’t mean you can’t pick something else.

  5. djteknokid
    September 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Do you think it’s even possible. Like you said, I may need to look at the alternative. Find a way to make more money or get sponsored to feed 100 people.

  6. September 4, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I think it is possible, but you would need help, so it would be a really good idea to work with a club. The spaghetti came close. The dollar can of sauce is supposed to be six servings, and the almost half pound of pasta you get for a quarter is supposed to be four servings. Small servings in my opinion, cause I’d usually eat almost twice that much. But with those small servings you’d feed about 84 people. That’s fifteen cans of sauce (28 ounces each) and almost eleven pounds of pasta. But, if the sauce were on sale for $0.79, you could buy 17 cans for $13.43, bringing the total to $19.93 before sales tax. If you could find a cheaper source of pasta by buying in bulk, even better. But you’d have to wait for the stuff to be on sale before you could do it.

    But that is really close. And then you would need to cook the pasta on site, cause no one wants smushy pasta, and you would need to heat up the sauce on site. Again, if you work with a club, they probably have stuff to loan you for that. So maybe if you made some sort of soup, and you could borrow about ten crockpots to keep the soup warm until lunch, then you could do it.

    Break it down to something smaller. Try figuring out how to feed ten people with two dollars. Then figure out if that is something you can do ten times over.

    And remember that while the $20.09 is just for the food, you will still have to buy other stuff like bowls and spoons and napkins.

  7. leigh ann
    September 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Once you have the $20.09 and ambition to feed 100 homeless people, the help will come. People will donate time, money, and food to your cause. If people donate, it counts, right? Just like when you put money in the bank and it earns interest. πŸ™‚

    • djteknokid
      September 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm

      I really hope so. I am thinking about taking that challenge. The hardest part is to come up with rules and conditions to make it interesting and bring awareness to a good will. Let me know if you have any good idea.

  8. Molly
    October 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I voted on feeding people for $100. Is it possible to feed the homeless for that amount?

  9. Molly
    October 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Whoops, sorry. Didn’t skim through previous comments πŸ™‚

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