World Food Day

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Today is World Food Day and we want to know what it means to you?

Does it make you think about all of your favourite foods?

How they taste or smell?

How they are made?

Where they come from?

Or does it make you think about people who may not have enough food to eat?

World Food Day was created to be a day of action against hunger across the world.  October 16th was declared World Food Day in 1945 by the United Nations in an effort to end hunger.

Many people don’t think of their community when they think of hunger in the world.  It seems to be something that you only really see on television or in the news.  But the reality is that almost 1 million Canadians use a food bank every month.  13,000 of them happen to be your own neighbours.

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Hunger and the need for help can happen to anyone.  Low wages, loss of a job, family tragedy, health issues, and many more reasons contribute to poverty in Toronto.  54% of the people that use our services have skipped meals in order to pay for other things such as utilities, rent, transportation or even so their own children can have a meal.  A parent never wants to make the choice between feeding their children and paying the rent.

What can you do to help?

There are many ways that you can get involved in your community and help put an end to hunger in your own backyard.

Together we can make a real impact and help parents, grandparents and children overcome the struggle of not having anything to eat.

Today is World Food Day, but let’s make every day the day that we lend a hand to those in need.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
– Dr. Seuss

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