Hunger Awareness Week

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Close to 900,000 Canadians relied on food banks this past month.

Hunger Awareness Week, May 7-11, 2012, is about raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada.

A report released by The Salvation Army “Restocking the Shelves 2011”, indicated that serious needs continue to exist in communities nationwide, that many Canadians continue to struggle in a still fragile economy.

Food service workers reported that the demand for food services was in part due to more and more working poor and families having to utilize their facilities. Some locations reported that former donors were now turning to food pantries and meal programs for assistance.

Of course, the Army’s work is never done. There will always be a need for the shelves to be full at food banks and warm meals to be served at Salvation Army facilities. As long as there is a need, The Salvation Army will be there to serve.

During Hunger Awareness Week, Food Banks Canada, along with its provincial members and food banks across the country, are asking all Canadians to Give It Up for Hunger – to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across the country.

Visit http://hungerawarenessweek.ca/home for more information.

 

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