About Raise the Rates
RAISE THE RATES is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.
Vancouver – I am a Vancouver native who is passionate about hunger. In 2012 my mother and I founded a program (now a registered charity) called Backpack Buddies. Backpacks Buddies aims to address the weekend hunger gap faced by children in our communities who rely on school meal programs Monday–Friday. We currently provide 1010 children a month with Backpacks full of food to eat for the weekend. We have seen poverty first hand, and I have decided to participate in the Welfare Challenge to stand with and for the people we support.
I will be posting through @BPBuddies_