My name is Alison Andresen and I live and work in Victoria BC. I work for Vancity, a values based financial institution that takes an active role in our communities. In order to understand what these communities face, we need to see and feel what is reality for so many.
We live in a world where poverty and inequality are overlooked and all too often swept under the rug. The Welfare Food Challenge shows the stark reality for people who are living live this way. $21 for week’s worth of food … This is only a week, imagine if this was your life? That is why I’m participating in the 2015 Welfare Food Challenge and while this challenge won’t be for everyone, I encourage you to think about that. $21 per week … I easily do that in a day! That’s why I’m part of this Challenge!