About Raise the Rates
RAISE THE RATES is a coalition of community groups and organizations concerned with the level of poverty and homelessness in British Columbia.
My name is Aaron Guillen. I’m participating in the Welfare Food Challenge because I’ve realized how much I spend eating out with friends in one night. As a full-time student, I’m always trying to find ways to save money and I’ve never thought about how difficult it is to survive on welfare, let alone one week. I hope to gain a bigger appreciation for the money I spend impulsively.