There is hunger in Canada
In 2012, close to 900,000 people were assisted each month by a food bank in Canada. This is essentially unchanged from 2010, and remains 31% above levels experienced before the 2008-2009 recession.
There is hunger in Canada because...
Too many Canadians do not have enough income to pay for rent, bills, clothing for growing children, transportation, medication – and food. Food is unfortunately one of the most flexible household expenses, and it is often nutrition that suffers when money is tight.
Give it Up for Hunger
Hunger in Canada is a significant issue. Which is why it's so critical to dedicate a week to talk about it and work together to make a change. Hunger Awareness Week, May 5-9, 2014 is a week for communities and individuals across Canada to take action in reducing hunger. You can Give it Up for Hunger and make a difference.
To learn more about the issue of hunger in Canada, visit the Food Banks Canada website by clicking here