I am a grade 12 student at Ballenas Secondary school in Parksville, on Vancouver Island. I will be taking the Annual Welfare Food Challenge this year! I’m very excited to start! Last year I had a few friends who tried it and I couldn’t believe they were able to make it through the week on so little for food! This year, I’m going to see if I have what it takes to finish! I was planning my grocery list today with a friend and we were shocked at how much things cost nowadays! Anyways I really support what you guys are doing and am glad I can help by raising awareness myself!