Ben Affleck to 'Live Below the Line' with $1.50 a day food budget

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Ben Affleck speaks holding his award for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for "Argo" at the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

For five days starting next Monday, Ben Affleck will live on a food budget of $1.50 a day. And he wants his fans and followers to join him.

Affleck tweeted this week, "1.4 billion people live on less the $1.50/day. I'm joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?"

The actor will partake in the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign, where Affleck will limit his food budget to $1.50 per day for five days. The campaign challenges people in the U.S. to reconsider how they view poverty - and to take it a step further, to educate and empower people to make a difference in the lives of the 1.2 billion people who live in the world's most destitute conditions.

TIME Magazine reports that more than 20,000 people are projected to participate in the campaign this year. The publication also finds that Live Below the Line raised $3 million for the project in 2012.