Thirteen percent of Canadians live in a state of food insecurity, which means they do not have reliable access to adequate amounts of safe, good-quality, nutritious food. Food banks are an important method of addressing this need. Each month, over 850,000 people turn to food banks for help; more than one-third are children and youth.
For Day 3 of UR Enough’s Twelve Days of Kindness, we are joining the fight to end hunger this holiday season. We have been privileged to never worry about where and when we might eat our next meal. Let alone, have reasonable means to be picky about the type of foods we do eat. Everyone deserves to enjoy full nutritious meals. Local food banks are in need of peanut butter, canned fish and meat, canned vegetables or fruit, canned or dried beans, and lentils. So please consider donating to a local food ban this season — whether you donate money, food, or your time, every little bit counts.
Stay tuned for Day 4 of UR Enough’s Twelve Days of Kindness. If you are challenging yourself by joining us to spread love and cheer this holiday season, remember to use the hashtag #UREnoughX12DaysofKindness.