Participant bio – Paul Taylor
Name: Paul M. Taylor
Live: Mt. Pleasant – Vancouver
About myself: Right to Food Activist and executive director of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
Why doing the Welfare Food Challenge:
Those who built the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House put the Right to Food at the heart of our work, as nutritional vulnerability was a theme familiar to all. We recognize food to have the amazing ability to bring people together and the basis for building friendships and community. When we are not able to access the food that fuels us we lose out on this incredible potential of food.
I’m also doing this challenge because I’ve lived the effects of hunger and recognize that if we don’t highlight the injustice that is hunger now it becomes even more difficult to address. We have a Right to Food in this country and we all deserve to access it.