In 2011 Raise the Rates issued the MLA Welfare Challenge, which Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood, took up in January of this year. He lost weight, was constantly hungry and thinking about food, and his brain became fuzzy during his month of living on the BC welfare rate for a single person of $610.
Raise the Rates is launching a new challenge, the Welfare Food Challenge, this autumn.
Come and find out what it is about and hear from some of the people taking the Challenge.
Place: Carnegie Theatre, Carnegie Centre, Hastings and Main, Vancouver
Time: 10 am, Tuesday, September 25