Let’s Create a Food Secure Manitoba
POVERTY PLEDGE 2017 is March 6th – 10th
Sign up for the Poverty Pledge here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PGCXMT
The Poverty Pledge is an activity that draws awareness to issues related to hunger and poverty. The goal of the Pledge is to develop empathy and social action among participants, who will in turn become advocates on behalf of Winnipeg Harvest.
Many people living with poverty are unable to feed themselves. After paying for housing, transportation, water and electricity bills, the money that’s left over, if any, is often not enough to eat a healthy balanced diet. This Pledge is designed to emulate the experience of many people who face hunger and poverty on a daily basis.
It’s recommended that you clear off a shelf in your cupboard and a space in your refrigerator at the beginning of the week. Participants are encouraged to invite their families to participate.
A single person living on employment and income assistance (EIA), or better known as welfare, is given an allowance of $3.96 a day. This allowance is in addition to a housing stipend.
The $3.96 per day is to be used for all your food, entertainment and personal items. Personal care and hygiene products are to be included as part of the allotment and includes toilet paper, soap, all hair care, cigarettes, and shaving products.
Your allotment is $3.96 per day per person; this equates to $19.80 for five days.