Photo of Cherie Devisser’s food for the 2015 Welfare Food Challenge

Cherie Devisser, Prep for the Challenge

Day T -1 and counting…

Well tomorrow is the first day of my experience living on the same benefits of someone living on welfare. The weekend was challenging finding $21 worth of food with any sense of nutritional value. You can’t buy nutrition in this kind of budget. Worried about how I will feel this week with all of the crazy unknown garbage I will ingest in the coming 7 days. I had a thought as I went through the shopping process. I realized when all you have is $21 to spend, you worry about savings 25cents instead of $25. In the last year vegetables have increased by 11% and fruit by 8.5% yet the rates for welfare have not changed in 9 years. Is it time????

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