Groceries bought by Sarah Khan for the 2015 Welfare Food Challenge

Sarah Khan, Day 3

I purchased this food for the Welfare Food Challenge for $18.60. It’s day 3 of the challenge and I’ve eaten about half of the food. The food I purchased is pretty healthy, but I am going to be really tired of it after this week. Also I can’t afford to buy any green vegetables. I have $2.60 left but I am allocating that money for tea bags and milk as I have been using the tea bags and milk at work as I need a bit of caffeine to get through the day!

I do not understand how our government expects people to live on $610 (basic income assistance rate) or even $906 (disability assistance rate) a month. It is not possible to live with any dignity on this amount of money, and impossible to stay healthy.

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