During HUNGER AWARENESS WEEK, food banks around Canada will be raising awareness about hunger and ways in which to solve it by hosting events and sharing stories.
Close to 900,000 people a month use Canadian Food Banks and with efforts such as this, food banks can hope to fill their shelves in order to provide wholesome and healthy meals to those less fortunate.
Hunger Awareness Week is May 7-11, 2012. This is the first year that we are holding Hunger Awareness Week, expanding this day-long initiative which launched in 2006. Together we recognized that the issue of hunger deserves to be in the spotlight beyond one day and we hope you will join your fellow food banks and participate.
This year for our Hunger Awareness Week Campaign we are asking Canadians to “Give It Up for Hunger” to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger in our country.
What does giving it up really mean? It’s as easy as three simple steps:
Give It Up – Close to 900,000 Canadians have relied on food banks this past month. Know what it’s like to have food out of reach by challenging yourself to give up your lunches or a food staple for the week.
Give a Shout- Share your experience- go online and show your support via Facebook, Twitter or blogging or wear a Hunger Awareness Week sticker.
Give It Out - Donate food, funds or your time to your local food bank.
We encourage all food banks to participate in our campaign. For more information please visit the website: www.hungerawarenessweek.ca.
Food Banks Canada will be doing the following on Hunger Awareness Week to raise awareness:
- National media outreach
- Social media campaign
- Lunch-In Event in Toronto
- Advocacy initiatives in OttawaDonate NOW~!!