Canada is such an amazing country, there is so much freedom and liberties we have that many countries don’t. This is why I always find it shocking when I see the statistics of people that go hungry in our country.
Hunger Awareness Week takes place from September 19-23. This is a week where Canadians like you and I band together to raise awareness for the people in our Canada that have to go without something to eat.
In fact, on September 16 Hon Laura Albanese, MPP joined us at North York Harvest Food Bank to help us sort food during the First Annual Great MPP Food Sort!
Did you know?
Each day children in our communities may go without a meal. Poverty can lead to poor nutrition and that can affect a child’s grades and quality of life in the long run.
Every province and city in the country is affected by hunger.
Who uses the food bank in Toronto? They range from many ages and backgrounds.
- 1/3 of food bank users are children
- 15% are seniors
- 40% are on long term disability
- 40% have graduated from college or university
But what can we do?
We can all take a stand and make a difference in the lives of people that are hungry!
Get involved with your local food bank and the issue of hunger in your community in the following ways:
A donation of $1 provides 3 meals
Get your friends, family and coworkers together. Be creative and have fun while giving back.
Great items to donate are canned fish, canned beans, canned tomatoes, rice & baby products
There are many ways to volunteer! Join us in the food bank, warehouse, on the truck, at events or in the office.
Spread the word on all of your social media accounts about hunger in Canada! Find some Hunger Awareness Week tools here.
You can make a difference for the people that are hungry in your community!
Check out more photos from the Hon Laura Albanese MPP visit on Facebook
Find out more about Hunger Awareness Week!