Are you on a budget? How much do you spend a day on food? The OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) expects you to live on $7.50 a day for food while at school, and expects the total all of your living expenses to be below the poverty line.

Five students at four institutions across Ontario are undertaking an experiment: is it possible to live a healthy lifestyle with only $7.50 a day for food? They will be blogging every day on this site, and uploading video blogs every few days to document their experiences and struggles. Click on each image to read their profiles and follow their story.


For more information about the OSAP program, including our issues and concerns with the program, as well as other campaign information, click on the links below. Contact Brandon Sloan (OUSA Director of Communications) at 416-341-9948 or [email protected] for more information.

OSAP 101
OSAP Concerns & Issues
Media Release
The Campaign

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Wilfrid Laurier University Students Union Food BankUniversity of Waterloo Federation of Students Food Bank Mac Bread BinWestern's Food Bank