Hunger Awareness Week, September 21-25, exists to raise awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada.
The Salvation Army recognizes that hunger is an everyday reality for thousands of Canadians. From food hampers to soup kitchens to school breakfast programs and street outreach vans, we’re fighting to make hunger history.
In many Salvation Army centres we’ve seen a noticeable increase in demand for services. Some of the people who access our services have jobs but after paying expenses find there is little money left for food. We are also helping single parents who are struggling to balance the increased cost of daycare against buying healthy food for their children. As well, we are seeing seniors on a fixed income accessing Salvation Army food banks for the first time.
The Salvation Army continues to seek solutions that address hunger’s root causes. No one wants to depend on a food bank or line up for a free meal. Everyone deserves the basic human right of living with dignity and respect.