Vancouver. In the 2 years I’ve lived in Vancouver, I’ve built meaningful relationships with people who survive on welfare rates of $610/month. One such friend recently shared this theory with me: “middle class people live in their insulated homes and do everything to promote personal security and stability, they self-protect and actively avoid pain. But those of us in poverty, we experience a lot of hardship. And it’s that hardship that inspires us to action.” I&rquo;m doing the Welfare Food Challenge again this year to get a small glimpse of the hardship my friends experience. Their generous stories and their experiences inspire me to action – to call our government to raise the rates after almost 10 years of no increase!
I’ll be posting here: https://katelynsiggelkow.wordpress.com/