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Samantha

Surrey. My mom raised 2 teenage girls on welfare and it was a definite struggle. We wouldn’t have made it without supplementing from food banks and charities (such as the year we were adopted as someone’s Christmas family through a local church).

It has been a long time since I’ve been so limited by funds and I remember the daily challenges of being on such a strict budget. I am participating in the challenge this year to not only raise awareness of the issue, but also to reconnect with a part of my past.

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