Jen Muranetz, Day 7

Last day of #WelfareFoodChallenge. Here's my lunch. Still have $2 – what to spend it on? Story tmrw on @goVanTVShow pic.twitter.com/3frv7nJjKD

Jen Muranetz, Day 5

Housemate made an epic meal of deep fried perogies & homemade French fries. Can't eat it… #WelfareFoodChallenge pic.twitter.com/y2HWmzmNPQ

Jen Muranetz, Day 4

Made homemade chicken noodle soup today. Absolute luxury. Back to rice tmrw, tho… #WelfareFoodChallenge pic.twitter.com/Fd0O2FcGxB

Jen Muranetz, Day 3

Pasta: $.54, Salt: $.02, Garlic Powder: $.09, Chicken Soup Base: $.16, Tea: $1.98 #welfarefoodchallenge #bulkfood #welfarefoodchallenge #bulkfood pic.twitter.com/PeR9KF23pu

Jen Muranetz, Day 2

Meals are looking the same already, lots of rice & eggs. My recap of #welfarefoodchallenge next Thurs on @goVanTVShow pic.twitter.com/W9HxOCGS4v

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My name is Jen Muranetz and I am a mid-twenties journalist, an East Van resident, a hobby gardener, crafter, a sometimes-yogi and a socially conscious individual. I am taking part in the Welfare Food Challenge because I honestly have no clue what it’s like to live off of a $21 food budget for a week. This is one way for me to get a glimpse into the welfare system and solidify my values of equality. I’ve decided to document my journey on television to share my experience even further. I’ll be posting… Read More

Jen Muranetz, Prep for the Challenge

I'm taking part in @RaisetheRates's #WelfareFoodChallenge. I already broke my $21 budget for the week… (1/2) pic.twitter.com/pfiGh2BWyc Luckily I'm collaborating w/ another participant ($42 together/week). Challenge kicks off tmrw. I'm documenting it all 4 @goVanTVShow (2/2)