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.
I’ve been working in the Downtown Eastside for 6 years and currently case manage for a shelter. I would have to say that I have been privilege my whole life, to never have to worry about cost of food. I am doing this, because as much as I advocate on a daily basis for the people I work with, living through the experience always makes it “real”. I think sometimes we need a reality check in life, a sort of kick in the pants to realize how truly blessed we are that we can walk into any food store and thrown whatever we want in our basket. The general population needs to understand how utterly impossible it is to live off of $19 a week for food.