Young SVP has launched its Survive on 5 Challenge to take place during the week of Monday 2nd – Friday 6th March 2020
Survive on Five is a new challenge from SVP. We’re asking you to challenge yourselves to survive on just €5 a day for all your food and drink costs.
This will not be easy. You will have to think about and calculate every item you consume. However, this is the reality of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland every day.
This challenge will help you get a better understanding of the daily constraints that a person on a low income in Ireland faces.
According to our most recent statistics, 428,171 people in Ireland go without adequate food on a regular basis. This means missing meals and not being able to afford proper meals. Young people and single-parent families are consistently one of the most at-risk groups and are more likely to experience poverty than other groups.
Without social welfare payments (pensions, child benefit, job seekers, disability), nearly half of the population of Ireland would be at risk of poverty. SVP helps tens of thousands of people experiencing poverty every year, and campaigns to end poverty in Ireland.
You can help us raise awareness of this by sharing your experience of the challenge with others through social media and blogs.
Find a suggested food list here.
This list is not exhaustive it should only be used as a guide…part of the challenge is calculating exact costs of items you buy; be creative and make your shopping and your €5 go further each day.
Do not put your health at risk taking this challenge,
eating healthy food regularly is very important.
Make sure your parents are aware and ok
with you taking the challenge.
Please register by emailing us at email@example.com.
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For many of us this is a challenge we will opt into for 5 days, for others it is an ongoing reality - please remember you can ask SVP for help if you or your family need it.