Welfare Challenge takers call for higher welfare rates and the eradication of poverty

Download the End of the 2016 Welfare Food Challenge News Release (PDF). View and Download Photos from the Welfare Food Challenge Town Hall Meeting Media Release For Immediate Release October 23, 2016 Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory People who want much higher welfare rates took over Vancouver City Council Chambers on Sunday, October 23. They gathered to talk about what it was like to eat on just $18 a week, and what needs to be done about the dire poverty that the BC government is forcing people on welfare to endure. However,… Read More

5th Annual Welfare Food Challenge Town Hall Meeting • Sun, Oct 23 at 2pm

2016 Welfare Food Challenge Town Hall Meeting at City Hall (Cambie and W. 12th Ave) on Sun, Oct 23rd, 2 to 4 pm

5th Annual Welfare Food Challenge: A week with only $18 worth of Food City of Vancouver and Raise the Rates are hosting a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, October 23, to mark the end of the 5th annual Welfare Food Challenge. Town Hall meeting Sunday, Oct 23, 2 to 4 pm Council Chamber, 3rd Floor Vancouver City Hall, W. 12th and Cambie (enter from 12 Avenue) Facebook Event Page http://www.straight.com/listings/events/809726 After a week of eating only the food that $18 will buy – what a person on welfare has for food in… Read More