2016 Media Coverage

Check out the coverage of the 2016 Challenge!

After the Challenge

Living on $18 a week leaves welfare challenge participants intellectually drained and emotionally exhausted
by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, October 25th, 2016

Could you survive on $18 of food for a week?, asks Welfare Food Challenge
by Sam Smith, Metro, Monday, October 24, 2016

Discussion of the Welfare Food Challenge starts at 2:10:30
CBC Radio, The Early Edition, Monday, October 24, 2016

End of the Challenge

Welfare Food Challenge highlights hardships of those in need
by Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, Sunday, October 23, 2016

One week, $18 for food: activists, politicians attempt welfare challenge
by Kurtis Doering and Marcus Fitzgerald, News 1130, Sunday, October 23, 2016

During the Challenge

Tired and hungry, Welfare Food Challenge participants struggle to finish line
by Niamh Anderson, News Talk 980 CKNW, Saturday, October 22, 2016

Le Welfare Food Challenge : « Impossible de manger quelque chose de bon pour la santé »
radio-canada.ca, Friday, October 21, 2016

The Early Edition at 1:20:40
with Rick Cluff on CBC Radio 1, Friday, October 21, 2016

LIVING ON $18 A WEEK: Director’s Corner: It’s impossible to eat a balanced diet on the current welfare rate
by Jessica Hannon, Megaphone, Friday, October 21, 2016

Why I’m Not Taking the Welfare Food Challenge: With my job and kids, I knew I couldn’t afford to be hungry this week. But I had a choice.
By Trish Garner, TheTyee.ca, Thursday, October 20, 2016

Media Release: Human rights groups call for increased welfare rates, protection of the right to food
Five Vancouver human rights groups – many of them participating in this week’s Welfare Food Challenge – are calling on the provincial government to raise social assistance rates and take urgent action to address food insecurity in the province.
Wire Service: Canadian Free Press Release & Media Distribution Service, Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vanderhoof woman taking the ‘welfare challenge’
Colin Dacre, MyNechakoValley.com, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

反贫穷组织挑战每月610元福利金
大纪元, Epoch Times, 2016-10-18

Editorial: Going hungry for a causeCoun. Chris Wilson deserves kudos for trying to raise the issue about low welfare rates but will it make a difference?
Tri City News, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Could you survive on $18 a week? Vancouver residents share day-one struggles of the Welfare Food Challenge
by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, October 17, 2016

Launching the Challenge

Surviving on $18 a week for food as Welfare Food Challenge 2016 kicks off
by Amy Judd, Global News, Monday, October 17, 2016

Kick off of annual Welfare Food Challenge
Video by Adam Foster, Vancouver Sun, Sunday, October 16, 2016

Welfare food challenge asks people to eat for a week on $18
CTV Vancouver, Sunday, October 16, 2016

Welfare Food Challenge will be launched in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, October 16, 2016

Survivre avec un budget alimentaire de 18 $ par semaine
Radio Canada, le dimanche 16 octobre 2016

B.C.’s Welfare Food Challenge participants must eat for a week on $18
by John Colebourn, Vancouver Sun, Sunday, October 16, 2016

Media Release: Green Party of Canada critic takes on Welfare Food Challenge to mark World Food Day
Wire Service: Canadian Free Press Release & Media Distribution Service, Sunday, October 16, 2016

Start of 5th annual Welfare Food Challenge
by Rattan Mall, The Indo-Canadian Voice, Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Before the challenge

NDP hopeful joins welfare challenge
October 14, 2016

New Democrat MLAs join the 5th annual Welfare Food Challenge
October 13, 2016

BCFED’s Lanzinger to take Welfare Food Challenge starting Sunday
October 13, 2016

Let’s demand action on poverty in B.C.
by Trish Garner, The Province, October 11, 2016

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