The Daily’s recent article about students living on only $1 per day for food for an entire month was very inspirational (Cheap eats: students set $1 food budget for charity, 11/24/2008). It takes a lot of courage and dedication to set out on a difficult and very demanding task like these students did. While their month has been very difficult (for example, difficulty staying awake), one can only imagine what people facing poverty go through every day for not just a month, but years and even decades.

We can all learn from this and make little differences in our daily habits by not wasting food, contributing food and money to the less fortunate and volunteering in the community through organizations like the Salvation Army and Circle K that will make the holiday season a pleasant one for everyone.

Nikhil Kalothia
LSA sophomore

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