David MacIntyre

Vancouver – I am the Executive Director of MPA Society, an agency that supports people with mental illness throughout the Lower Mainland. Over the last 16 years, I have witnessed the creativity and courage of people struggling to make such limited funds last throughout the month.

This Welfare Food Challenge is a stark reminder of the challenges many of the most vulnerable people in our communities face on a daily basis. While I am not looking forward to this week or the hunger that is certain to come, it is a recognition of the importance of adequate funding to support health, nutrition and recovery from mental illness.

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