Can you live on $610/month? If you’re on welfare, your $610 monthly cheque leaves you with a food budget of $26/week. During the week of October 16, join hundreds of people across the province in pledging to live on ONLY the food you can buy with $26. Take a stand against inadequate welfare rates. Join us in telling the world that it’s time to raise the rates.
>> How does taking the “Welfare Food Challenge” help fight poverty? << When you choose to participate in the challenge, you help raise public awareness about the inadequacy of welfare rates and the costs of extreme poverty. Through posting your experiences on social media, attending our press conferences, speaking directly to the media or talking with members of your communities, you’ll help build pressure for change. Your action will be backed by a strong campaign to push the government to raise welfare rates. Poverty costs lives. It causes ill health and suffering. It also costs the people of BC billions of wasted dollars every year
>> Ready to take the challenge? << Contact Bill Hopwood from Raise the Rates at [email protected] or 604 738-1653. For more information, including why a $610 welfare rate means a $26/week food budget, visit us online at www.raisetherates.org and http://welfarefoodchallenge.org/.
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