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"It's a great way to think of other people during the holidays."
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Food banks in Ontario are experiencing incredibly tough times this holiday season. In many areas across this province, food bank donations are down compared to previous years. With Christmas only a few days away, food banks across the province are hoping for a holiday miracle to help reach their food drive targets.
Every Saturday morning, like millions of other Canadian families, Quxia Lin and her children, Emily and Aiden, do their grocery shopping. But it’s not like Lin, who was born in China, gets into a car...
It's a sad reality that as we gather with our families and friends this holiday season to share a meal, there are far too many who will go hungry. A healthy food system benefits our economy, health and communities. It enriches our quality of life. Let's put reducing hunger and a strong local sustainable food system at the top of our wish list for 2013.
One local CBC radio station celebrates an annual event called "Sounds of the Season." The price of admission is a donation of a food item to the local food bank. This annual event is beginning to feel a lot like "them" and "us" to me. Drawing lines between those who can make a donation and those who must ask for help is not going to benefit any of us.
This spring, over 882,000 Canadians used a food bank in the month of March alone. On Tuesday, Food Banks Canada released their annual "HungerCount" findings. The report, which breaks down food bank us...
We are lucky to live in Canada, a prosperous nation. Sadly, Canadians not being able to afford food exists today. In fact, close to 900,000 individuals turn to food banks for assistance each month across the country -- a number equivalent to the entire population of New Brunswick. This is unacceptable.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food will present his preliminary findings on food security in Canada on May 16 in Ottawa. It's my hope that this will put child hunger squarely on the political agenda in Canada. We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but hunger is something that we increasingly see among the families that bring their children to the hospital for medical attention.
OTTAWA - The number of people using food banks in Canada remains near record highs, two years after the end of the last recession.The annual study done by Food Banks Canada shows that during one snaps...
Students at a Montreal-area high school are aiming to break a world record for the largest ever food drive in a limited timespan, a record currently held by a university in North Carolina. The food d...