What is Appetite for Change?

We are inviting you to participate in Appetite for Change, CFINE's annual fundraising challenge. Together, we will highlight the inequality in access to food that financially insecure families experience and bring to light their everyday struggles. Appetite for Change has proven to be very successful in the past, raising over £10,000 vital funds for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities. 

Appetite for Change challenge

You will live on £2 a day for five days, meaning that your food and drink consumption for a week cannot exceed £10. Yes, that includes coffee, tea, water and all your meals. £2 may sound a bit extreme but for many food-insecure people, it is a generous daily budget. We found that many parents are missing out on meals to feed their kids and families have to choose between "heat or eat"

When will the challenge take place?

Appetite for Change will take place on Challenge Poverty Week, between the 4th-8th October 2021. Leading up to the event and during the challenge, we will ask you to raise funds through sponsorship for people battling hardship and hunger every day. 

The registration fee is only £10, which will include: 

  • Administration fee
  • A recipe book suited to your financial restrictions

If you raise over £250, you'll receive an Appetite for Change hamper! 

Set up your fundraising page

“Hunger is the shame of not being able to feed myself, an emptiness I cannot fill. I live my life in a constant worry for survival, always searching for my next meal.” - CFINE food bank beneficiary, 38 years old

If you can't participate...

If you can't participate this year, you can still support our fight against hunger. Just click on the 'Donate now' button and help us provide a lifeline to vulnerable families. 

Donate now

Next steps for Appetite for Change

  1. Click here to set up your fundraising page
  2. Validate your entry by paying your registration fee
  3. Start fundraising on your own fundraising page. Remember to share your fundraising posts with friends and family on social media
  4. Get ready for the challenge
  5. Live on £2 a day for 5 days between 4th-8th October and raise awareness of food insecurity by sharing your experience on your social media profiles 
  6. Celebrate your achievements!

Registration fee

In order to validate your registration, please make a BACS transfer directly to our account. Please use "AfCRegFee21" as reference. 


Account No: 06359168
Sort code: 80-22-60

Affordable meals

If you're on the hunt for great recipes or have cooked up a storm and would like to tell others about your tricks, click on the button below. We created this space for you to share your recipes or browse for meal-spiration. Whether it's your favourite soup, a low-cost main or something that satisfies your sweet tooth, we would love to hear from you!

Low-cost recipes