Hunger Action Month is an eye-opening campaign that takes place across the country during September. Its purpose is to raise awareness of poverty and food insecurity in our city, province, and country, and to encourage our community to act in four different ways:
Educate, Advocate, Volunteer, and Donate.
Every week this month will feature one of the above themes and highlight ways you can support your community.
Hunger Action Month is especially important this year because:
- Food insecurity is at an all-time high right now. We are seeing more people turn to their community food banks and food programs now than at the height of the pandemic.
- Factors like inflation, high grocery costs, and lack of affordable housing are making it impossible for people on a tight budget to pay for rent and groceries, let alone all the other expenses they are faced with throughout the month.
- We have seen fewer and fewer in-kind donations of food come through our doors – an indication that expensive food prices are changing donor habits.
We know that food banks are not the solution to food insecurity. However, we are here to help provide immediate hunger relief while advocating for long-term solutions that address the root causes of poverty.
Stay tuned by following our blog posts and social media throughout the month.
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