Take part in the Lunch Change Challenge! 

The Lunch Change Challenge is a competition between classrooms, individual grades, or girls against boys! It can be conducted in schools, youth groups, churches, or camps. “Lunch Change Challenge” lunchboxes are placed in a location that is visible to everyone. A penny counts as one point for your team and a nickel, dime, quarter, or more is negative 5, 10, 25, or more points when put in your rival’s box. Participants are allowed to place coins and dollars in any jar they want. Therefore they could place only pennies in their jar but dollars, nickels, dimes, and quarters in the other team’s jar so that the other team loses points. You can either count each day and post points or you can wait until the last day to declare the winner.


empower 41. Decide:

  • How long do you want the challenge to last? Usually these types of events do best when run for a week.
  • What is your goal for the amount of money you want to raise? A school costs $12,000 to become self-sustainable (over a three-year period), $4,000 to sustain for a year, $333 to sustain for one month, and it cost $2.56 to feed and educate one child for one week.
  • How many Lunch Change Challenge lunchboxes would you like for your competition? We can loan the boxes to you.
  • Would you like your group to engage in a deeper way? 10/40 has created 12 Lunch Change group devotionals you can access, and/or a 10/40 representative can speak to your group about the impact of the Lunch Change Initiative on slum communities in India.

2. Email if your group wants to take on the Lunch Change Challenge, and we will walk you through the process.

3. Assign one Lunch Change Challenge lunchbox per group. This can be as simple as boys vs. girls, or by classes.

4. Create a sign for each lunchbox to distinguish between the groups.

5. The rules:

  • The most number of points wins.
  • Pennies count as one point each as you would expect but silver coins, paper money, and checks count AGAINST that team. This is where the competitive nature comes into play. Teams can then place silver coins and paper money and checks into the competitor’s containers then causing deductions to that team’s total.
  • A nickel reduces the points by 5, a dime by 10, a quarter by 25, and a dollar by 100, etc.

6. At the end of the competition, points are counted for each team (with deductions). Announce how many points each team collected and then how much actual money is raised by the combined efforts.

7. Let the participants know how many children they helped feed and educate through their efforts! ($2.56 feeds and educates one child for one week.)

8. Email us pictures, stories, and feedback of how the challenge went. When you want to send in the money raised (or to return the lunchboxes) you can mail it or, if local, we can pick it up. The office address is 2120 Northgate Park Lane #400, Chattanooga, TN 37415.

9. Thank you for challenging your group with God’s heart to empower children. Hope your group has a blast!

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