Join me in taking on the Welfare Food Challenge next week!

Raise the Rates has launched a new challenge, the Welfare Food Challenge. The challenge is to live for a week on the food that a single, able-bodied person on welfare would have – spending only $26. Sign up to take the Challenge below!

Of the $610 a month the BC government provides for a person on welfare, after paying for accommodation, bus tickets and cellphone (necessary to look for work), and basic hygiene only $109 remains for food – less than $26 for a week. There is nothing for clothes, haircuts, or any social life.

The challenge will start on October 16, World Food Day, and will finish on October 23. The week includes World Poverty Day on October 17th.

via Welfare Food Challenge

I am going to document what I eat each day, how much I end up spending, how I feel and anything else that comes up! I am staring mine a but late, likely on the 19th or 20th because I am volunteering at Vancouver We Day and will be up from 6AM to midnight for three or four days in a row so I won’t have time to plan my challenge until after the event.

I am going to try and do it low fat raw vegan style (fruit based) but am looking into the cost of organics vs conventional etc.

 

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Interested?

Check out their website:

http://welfarefoodchallenge.org/

Facebook Event:

http://www.facebook.com/events/394656377273971

Cheap Massage!

This Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage’s Student Clinic. Right near Waterfront Sky train! It was only $31 for an hour of massage which I thought was well worth it. I had never had a professional massage before, but years of doing theatre gets you a nice rub here and there. At the end I went into a dream like half-sleep and got lost in my subconscious for a while, which I enjoyed very much. At the end I had to fill out a survey about my experience. It was kind of funny to think of “healing hands” and the different definitions they had on the survey, but I really do think that some people have a special gift for giving care to others. Some people are just good touchers haha!

NOTE OF CAUTION: It was hard to find the elevator in the building and the stairs were locked, but once I located it things were peachy. It was in the middle of the building, around the bend.