WHAT IS THE #735CHALLENGE?
Take a walk in the shoes of Torontonians struggling with poverty.
$7.35. The average daily amount the city’s food bank users live on. Imagine struggling to survive in Canada’s most expensive city on just $7.35 a day—barely getting by with food banks and other social supports. Yet 1 in 5* Torontonians do it, day in, day out. Now we challenge you to do the same.
Open your eyes to the challenges facing those struggling with poverty in Toronto, and take a walk in their shoes by getting through a day on $7.35. Document your journey on social media with #735Challenge, and help raise awareness for the reality of poverty in our city.
*Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, Toronto Foundation, 2017/18.
Torontonians struggle with poverty.
*Individuals living under the low-income measure (Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, Toronto Foundation, 2017/18).
The average daily amount Toronto’s food bank users live on, after rent and utilities.
*990,970 visits to Toronto food banks in 2017 (Who’s Hungry Report, Daily Bread Food Bank, 2017).