Think You Know What a Week’s Worth of Food Looks Like? Think Again.

It’s a great big world with lots of people to feed and lots of food to eat. Sadly, though, not all of that food is accessible, and even if it were, the world operates on money, not hunt and gather. Even in the richest nations, two families may not have the same amount of money (or same amount of food). Hungry Planet captures the change in family meals by profiling 30 families and their weekly food purchases. Some will seem normal, some excessive, and some downright sad and paltry.

Germany, $325/week


Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.