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Working Together to Create a Future without Hunger

September 9th, 2019Awareness

Hunger Action Month is an opportunity for Canadians to raise awareness about food insecurity in their communities and work together towards a future without hunger.

The reality is hunger can impact anyone, anywhere at any time. In Waterloo Region:

  • 34,552 individuals are struggling to put food on the table.
  • 1 in 20 households access food assistance; that’s 14,469 families!
  • 1,500 community meals are distributed every day.
  • 4,536,353 pounds of food was acquired and distributed throughout the Community Food Assistance Network in Waterloo Region.

The nation-wide campaign runs from September 1 – 30 and raises awareness and encourages important conversations around hunger on local, provincial and national levels. Throughout the four week campaign, Canadians are asked to take action in one of four important ways:

Educate

Every day in our community, thousands of people are forced to make #ImpossibleChoices, like paying their bills or buying groceries. Learn more about the causes of hunger and solutions for change. Share this knowledge and information with others!

Advocate

#FeedChange and talk to your community leaders and elected officials about what they can do to reduce hunger and poverty in our community.

Volunteer

Offer your time and talents to The Food Bank! We are always looking for energetic, engaging and passionate individuals to volunteer. Be sure to share your volunteer experience with #WhyIVolunteer.

Donate

Did you know $1 = 3 meals? We are fortunate to have strong relationships with a number of food industry partners and are able to stretch the impact of $1 by providing 3 healthy, nutritious meals. #DonateLocal and support The Food Bank with a donation of food or funds.

Hunger Action Month is led by Food Banks Canada and supported by the Feed Ontario. If you would like to learn more about the campaign, please click here.