Why we do this? $5.83

November 14, 2012 by Elena

Why do so many people still go hungry in the GTA? The driving force of demand for food banks is lack of income. The amount of money average Daily Bread Food Bank visitor has left with per day for food, after rent has been paid is $5.83.

So, What Can You Get For $5.83?

$5.83 is less than a TTC round trip. Less than two Starbucks lattes. Less than a movie ticket. $5.83 may not even buy you a decent beer at a Toronto bar.

Almost everywhere in the GTA, housing costs are going up, and incomes are not keeping pace. When a single mom of two spends 71% of her income on rent, $5.83 per person doesn’t buy much food, and sadly, that’s not unusual. More than that, it’s just not right, especially during holidays.

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Help by Daily Bread Food Drive-ing

Because everyone should have enough food to eat. Food Donations can be brought to HoHoTO, or dropped off at your local fire hall or at Daily Bread’s main facility at 191 New Toronto Street. Most needed food items, according to the Daily Bread:

  • Baby formula & food
  • Beans & lentils
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Canned fish & meat
  • Cans of soup or hearty stew
  • Dried pasta & tomato sauce
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Canned, powdered or Tetra Pak cartons of milk

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