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.
This is my first year participating in the Welfare Food Challenge and I’m doing it because I believe that income assistance should be there to support people to get back on their feet when they’re going through a tough time and $710 a month doesn’t cut it.
Everyone deserves to live with dignity and the current welfare rate is just not enough to meet one’s basic needs, never mind allow someone to be at their best, to care for their children, or to search for work. I hope to shift both my own thinking and that of others by spending only $19 on food for one week.