Students to live on a ‘dollar a day’ diet

A GROUP of York students are to try and live on a dollar a day to raise money to support the Make Poverty History campaign.

Members of ‘Speak’, a Christian group which campaigns for social justice, will join the ranks of half the world’s population and try and live on a dollars worth of food a day, which is roughly equivalent to fifty pence.

The five day challenge will take place this week, from Monday to Friday, and they hope this will help them to empathise with people caught in the poverty trap.

This comes at the same time as People and Planet are planning a UGM motion in week three to get the Student Union to support the Make Poverty History Campaign. They are asking for as many students as possible to attend.

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