I am nearing the end of the Welfare Food Challenge and I am almost out of food. Using the remainder of the chicken, rice and carrots, I made a soup. It’s time to Raise the Rates in BC. No one should go hungry.
Yesterday, I worked a long day and ran out of time to post my day 5 video. Here’s a quick recap: I am noticing how the weather can impact your level of hunger. When you are cold and wet, your body needs more calories to stay warm. It makes you extra hungry. Without fuel for […]
The 5th Annual Welfare Food Challenge started on Sunday, October 16, 2016. I am on Day 4 of this challenge. My goal is to raise awareness of BC’s low welfare rates and how they are forcing families into poverty and hunger. My food allowance for the week is $18 – and that [...]
Today’s menu Breakfast: Free coffee at work. Lunch: Leftovers from last night with 2 pieces of bread and small amount of chicken. Dinner: Chicken sandwich. Again. Notes: on day 3, I notice that I’m hungry 2 hours sooner in the day as a result of no breakfast. I also note that [...]
It’s day 2 of the Welfare Food Challenge and already it’s tough. This morning, I managed to score a cup of coffee at work for free but lunch was abysmal. I had a chicken sandwich (cheat – mayonnaise from the fridge). Dinner tonight is No Name Brand mac & cheese and I added [...]
Today I started the Welfare Food Challenge. For one week, my food budget is only $18. The welfare food challenge is organized by Raise the Rates, a coalition of community groups that focuses on issues facing the less fortunate and homeless in British Columbia. Day 1. [...]