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Help our struggling neighbours celebrate the joys that the Christmas season brings.

#735CHALLENGE

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.

1 in 5*

Torontonians struggle with poverty.

*Individuals living under the low-income measure (Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, Toronto Foundation, 2017/18).

$7.35*

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).

TAKING THE #735CHALLENGE

Capture your experiences throughout your day. Share your story on , , or Instagram with

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