Day 1 highlights

Participants in Vancouver spoke at a news conference today at Buy-Low Foods. Read the news release from Raise the Rates and see some photos here. Check out the media page to see the Welfare Food Challenge in the news! A number of food challenge participants are on Twitter – check out the Welfare Food Challenge list on Twitter (and let me know @MLAonWelfare if I’ve missed you!). Two more events are booked for later this week in Vancouver: Wednesday, October 17, 7pm: Vancouver Food Policy Council meeting, Town Hall room, City Hall, 12… Read More

The Challenge starts tomorrow!

Participants are ready to go and interest is building for the launch of the Welfare Food Challenge. Check out some participants’ blog posts about getting ready for the Challenge. More participant bios will be posted tomorrow, and expect to see lots of new stories! Check out a couple of media stories from today in the UVic Martlet and a report from News 1130 reporter Andrea Macpherson, who is taking the Challenge.

The Challenge starts on Tuesday!

Momentum is building for the Welfare Food Challenge’s launch on Tuesday. 58 participants have formally signed up for the Challenge, and many more are doing it informally. And it’s not too late to sign up! More posts will be coming soon as our participants share their experiences with grocery shopping and getting ready for the Challenge. I (Andrina) am going to try the vegan approach for the week – beans and rice!