Hunger Awareness Week is about raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country hold events to tell the story of the work they do, and the stories of hungry Canadians assisted by food banks.
Food Banks Canada, along with its provincial members and food banks across the country, are asking all Canadians to mark Hunger Awareness Week – to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across the country.
DYK over 200k Canadians will be helped by food banks this week? 1/3 are children. #HungerWeek #TweetofHunger pic.twitter.com/awejgz1zQ1
— Food Banks Canada (@foodbankscanada) September 24, 2015
We are lucky to have the luxury of waking up in the morning and brewing our favourite coffee in our favourite cup. We are fortunate to be able to serve our children a wholesome breakfast to start off their school days and have them come home to healthy snacks and a well-rounded dinner.
We are lucky to have access to affordable, healthy food for our families – every single day. Unfortunately, too many families go hungry every single day in Canada.
Did you know that 841,191 Canadians turn to food banks to feed their families every year? That’s a lot of people going hungry; you probably know a few of them. Even just one person going hungry is one too many.
September 21st to 25th is Hunger Awareness Week. Hunger Awareness Week is about raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country will be holding events to tell the story about the work they do, and the stories of less fortunate Canadians assisted by food banks.
Food Banks Canada, along with provincial members and food banks across the country are asking Canadians to mark Hunger Awareness Week and make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across the country.
Click here to find an upcoming event near you and learn how you can participate.
How else can you help?
Aside from participating in one of the many great events going on, you can participate by tweeting out #TweetsOfHunger in support of Hunger Awareness Week! We need to bring focus to this issue and put a meal on everyone’s plate.
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