Victoria Lee, Day 7

Today is the last day of the challenge and it was a tough one.

I have been out all day at meetings and events and returned home past 10. It was difficult to be around so much food tonight (a huge buffet with many delicious options) even when I try to distract myself. Often people notice that you are not eating whether at social or professional gatherings and ask why, which is an opportune time to engage others and to talk about the welfare food challenge. Most can sympathize that $21/week is not enough to meet the basic dietary needs. Past seven days provided me with a glimpse of how tough it is to live on $21/week = $3/day = $1/meal; and reflect on how wasteful my usual eating habits are. Many thanks to the fellow challengers for helping me stay the course and to all that are raising awareness about this important issue.

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