2015 Media Coverage

Check out the coverage of the 2015 Challenge!

After the Challenge

Stop B.C.’s ‘perpetual poverty machine’
By Bill Tieleman, 24 hours, December 7, 2015

What Would Jesus Do? Close Food Banks
He’d see they’re no solution to poverty, and never will be.
By Bill Tieleman, TheTyee.ca, 8 Dec 2015

Coverage in MingPao
November 11, 2015

Story About the Welfare Food Challenge at 20:47 minutes
Coop Radio – Union Made, Wednesday November 11, 2015

End of the Challenge

Pass the cabbage: A week on ‘welfare’
By Anne Moon, Times Colonist, November 10, 2015

‘I starved’: Bif Naked, MP call for welfare boost after $3/day challenge
By Darcy Wintonyk Matheson, CTV Vancouver, November 10, 2015

Story about the Welfare Food Challenge at 36:50
By Terry Moore, C-Fax 1070 (Victoria), November 9, 2015

Petition to raise BC welfare rates nears final count
By Stephanie Froese, News 1130, Noveber 9, 2015

Vancouver MP Jenny Kwan lives on $21 a week for Welfare Food Challenge
Global News, November 9 2015

Bif Naked: The Welfare Food Challenge reveals classism in Vancouver
By Bif Naked, The Georgia Straight, November 9, 2015

During the Challenge

Could you survive on a weekly food budget of $21?
Bif Naked, a popular Vancouver-based singer, has joined the Welfare Food Challenge for the second year in a row.
By John Colebourn, The Province, November 8, 2015

Bif Naked helps launch Welfare Challenge
Musician and activist Bif Naked discusses the 4th annual Welfare Challenge, which asks people to live on $21 a week for food, the amount most single, welfare recipients are left with after spending their cheque on necessities.
Global News, November 6, 2015

Minister, Is $21 a Week Enough for Food?
By Andrew MacLeod, TheTyee.ca, November 6, 2015

Vancouver woman trying to feed family of five on $18 a day in Welfare Food Challenge
By Sonia Aslam and Dean Recksiedler, November 5, 2015

Bif Naked and the Welfare Food Challenge: in studio with Lynda Steele
By Lynda Steele, News Talk 980 CKNW, November 05, 2015

Story about the Welfare Food Challenge at 30:30
Coop Radio – World Poetry Café – El Mundo de la Poesia, November 5, 2015

Healthy eating is tough on the poverty line
By Sandra Gentleman, Alberni Valley News, November 4, 2015

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Sing Tao Daily

Ming Pao Daily

World Journal

Epoch Time


Launching the Challenge

‘It’s not enough’: Bif Naked, MP begin $3-a-day welfare challenge
By Darcy Wintonyk Matheson, CTV Vancouver, November 3, 2015

Welfare Food Challenge should challenge us to ask “who benefits?” from poverty
By Deanna Ogle and Earyn Wheatley, The Georgia Straight, November 3, 2015

Welfare Food Challenge taken on by B.C. family of six
‘We want to convince the government to give more money to people on welfare’
CBC News, November 3, 2015

President Stephanie Smith to undertake Welfare Food Challenge, live on $3 a day
BCGEU website, November 4, 2015

Before the challenge

Welfare Food Challenge – Could You Live On $610 A Month?
By Don Lehn, Fraser Valley News, November 1, 2015

Activists say welfare doesn’t leave enough to eat
By Emily Lazatin, News Talk 980 CKNW, November 01, 2015

‘Raise the Rates’ kicks off annual Welfare Food Challenge
By Shannon Brennan, News 1130, October 27, 2015

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