This week I am doing the Welfare Challenge which aims to bring awareness to the inadequacy of welfare rates in BC. Here in our beautiful province a person on welfare receives only $610 per month. When basic accommodation, phone and personal hygine are accounted for this leaves only $18 per week, or $2.60 per day for food. World Food Day is just around the corner on October 16th, making this a good time for us to take on the challenge and experience how difficult living off a strict food budget can be. I’m only on Day 2 and I can already imagine the stress and weight that someone trying to feed themselves or a family may feel. I am fortunate enough to have the background and education to be able to make healthy and smart food choices on a budget and already I feel better equipped to help those that may not be. This Chanterelle Barley Risotto with Kale and Mung Beans was prepared for just under $0.45 per serving, and has the added bonus of being delicious!
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