I work at Vancity. As a Vancouver native, I know of many people who have at one time or another, struggled to make ends meet. The Welfare Food Challenge is an opportunity to raise awareness that access to nutritious and affordable good should be accessible to everyone. Every person has a right to live a life of dignity and self-respect. The current welfare rates make it next to impossible to empower users of the program to rise above their current hardships. At the very least, the welfare amounts should provide a reasonable standard of living and quality of life relative to the current cost of living.
I am almost certain I will not be able to satisfy all the major food groups on a $21 budget. However, I am determined to use this money on the most nutritious items I can find.