Kate Hoffard, Day 2

Day 2 went fairly well – I think I’m getting into a rhythm. I had the same breakfast as yesterday, apple cinnamon oatmeal. Lunch was leftover rice and chickpea pilaf with cilantro. My snack was also the same – an apple and some peanuts. For dinner, I made a caramelized onion and cabbage soup with chickpeas. I’m out this evening, drinking only water.

Photo of Kate Hoffard's meals on day 2 of the 2014 Welfare Food Challenge

I’d love a glass of wine, but that will have to wait for next week. There’s no room for indulgences on $21. As an explanation, I’m taking 3rd Annual #WelfareFoodChallenge, from Oct 16-22, organized by @raisetherates2014 to raise welfare rates; BC’s rates haven’t changed in 7 years. I have $21 this week for all my food. #raisetherates

Best news today: I was able to spend the last few pennies of my $21 budget (I had only 54 cents left!) at @davidstea on English Breakfast tea! Even though it’s just a small amount of tea for just a few cups, this small luxury feels much bigger this week. Thinking on a different scale – when a couple quarters make the difference. As an explanation, I’m taking 3rd Annual #WelfareFoodChallenge, from Oct 16-22, organized by @raisetherates2014 to raise welfare rates; BC’s rates haven’t changed in 7 years. I have $21 this week for all my food.

Photo of tea from David's Tea

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