Francis McPhee is a local Inverell man making big changes within the world.
Next week between June 16-23, Francis will be completing the 'Act For Peace' refugee diet challenge in which he will only be eating foods available to refugee families.
Within the week, he will limit himself to small quantities of basic foods such as rice, flour, lentils, chickpeas, fish and oil.
"Luckily for me, i'll be doing this for a week whilst refugees face a never-ending battle for survival," he said.
From completing this challenge, Francis aims to raise money and awareness towards supporting and educating people on the poor standard of living for refugees across the world.
"Refugee populations are facing the prospect of chronic poverty, diseases, hunger, abuse, prostitution, with little employment opportunities and rely solely on the aid of strangers," Francis explained.
With the funding raised, Francis will be donating all proceeds to the 'Act For Peace Organisation' which will collectively use those funds to help provide simple resources such as hygiene kits to refugees in need.
"Each dollar donated can help feed a refugee for a day and buy them clothes, a blanket and water which are all the daily necessities of life," he expressed.
To sponsor and support Francis in his fight for global equity, donations can be made to the 'Act For Peace' website.