The hubs and I have decided to fast from grocery shopping during the month of June. The catalyst being we had a food drive at church recently and we filled two grocery bags with very good food without going to the store. Two people don't need to have that much food in the house. I began to wonder about the gluttony of it even if it wasn't eaten. I was ashamed, in a way, because I was giving out of my abundance. 65MD and I are by no means wealthy. We live within our income which is more than a lot of people are able to do.
This fast may not impact our eating habits, since we still have a lot of food in the house. We have a garden with asparagus and lettuce right now. Green beans will follow soon enough. We will be using that for our fresh produce. We have plenty of a variety of meat frozen. We will not go hungry because of it.
We might find ourselves eating meals of unusual combinations. We will likely eat meals that aren't our first choice since that particular item may be gone. That is what I want. When we run out of an item, we will do without it until July 1. I want us to feel a bit of a pinch and know that others live like this all of the time.
I doubt this will be life changing but I do think at least for a season we will have our awareness raised. And, I think this will be an interesting time for us. I'm excited for what we may learn.