Vancouver. As a local resident of the Downtown Eastside, I’ve gotten to know some of my friends’ daily reality and struggle being on welfare. At Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), we’ve also helped advocate with Raise the Rates. By doing this challenge, I want to stand in solidarity with my friends – to experience a sliver of their experience, and together demand an increase in welfare rates. I expect the Welfare Food Challenge to be incredibly difficult, if not impossible.