I live in Parksville, BC, and go to Ballenas Secondary School (I am currently in grade 12!). Last year our “pacific actions club” did raise the rates and it was very successful! We were in the local paper and this year we have tons more willing to join the food challenge! As a kid my mom raised me as a single mother living on welfare. Even though it was over six years ago I remember money and meals were always a constant struggle. I believe Raise the Rates is a great cause and I would like to contribute to that!