Celebs Pledge To
Live Below The Line

Ben Affleck, Sophia Bush and other celebrities are planning to live on just $1.50 a day to raise awareness for global poverty.

Sophia BUsh vows to Live Below the Line

OK, stop for a second and think about how much you spend on food on a daily basis. If you're like us, you drop at least $4 on a latte, $10 or so on lunch, $5 on a snack — and then there's dinner.

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Now, imagine you have to live on just $1.50 a day. Impossible? Unfortunately, about 1.4 billion people on Earth suffer from extreme poverty and have to live on that amount every day — mostly because they don't have the option not to.

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Pretty humbling, isn't it?

That's why celebs Ben Affleck, Sophia Bush, Josh Groban, Hunter Biden, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos — in partnership with the Global Poverty Project — have pledged to live on $1.50 a day in food and drink from April 29 to May 3 to see what it's like.

Groban is even a returning participant.

"Taking on this challenge last year was such a humbling experience for me, and I was so proud and heartened by my fans that joined me. I wanted to capture this in Below the Line, which was inspired by this experience," the "Brave" singer said, adding that it inspired his new album.

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"It’s amazing how much we take for granted not having to live in hunger, and I am honored to have been asked to help spread the word about this eye-opening campaign again this year."

Want to make your own pledge? You can sign up on the Live Below the Line pledge site and follow along as the celebs struggle — or maybe thrive? — through the challenge.

Sophia Bush talks about Live Below the Line

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