2017 News Release

Photo of welfare food shopping vs healthy food shopping at the 2017 Welfare Food Challenge Launch

For immediate release– November 1st 2017 VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORIES While the government has implemented the election promise of raising income assistance by $100, Raise the Rates has launched their 6th Annual Welfare Food Challenge to highlight that this is not enough. The point of the challenge is to raise public awareness on the inhumanely low welfare rates. Raise the Rates challenges the public to live on just $19/week for food. “Last year, the challenge was set at $18. Only $1 more in a week for food, even with the increase. This… Read More