Hunger Awareness Week is May 5-9, 2014
Next week is Food Banks Canada annual Hunger Awareness Week to raise awareness about hunger across our Nation.
PHC has created their own week long fundraising campaign with the goal of raising money and food to fill up the food bank shelves.
Food Banks Canada states that nearly 850,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 36 per cent are children.
PHC gives out 18 tons of food annually to Gabriola residents in need.
“You don’t have to go far to see that hunger is something that is also a local concern. There are many working people and families struggling to make ends meet day to day”, says Sacha Petersen. “PHC food bank tries to help people stretch their money each week by offering a small boost to their cupboards and we are always grateful for the support we receive from our community”.
Our most needed food donations are:
- canned fish or meat
- canned beans, veggies, and fruit
- juice boxes,
- peanut- free lunch snacks
- fresh fruit and veggies
- boxed meals
Here is how you can help PHC meet their fundraising goal during Hunger Awareness Week:
Monday & Tuesday:
100 Gabriolans can buy a little extra food and drop off donations at PHC.
Wednesday & Thursday:
200 Gabriolans can pack a brown bag lunch and donate their savings to PHC.
300 Gabriolans can become monthly donors.
To become a monthly donor go to www.phcgabriola.org .
400 Gabriolans can help “Fill the Truck”
May 10th from 10-2pm at the Folklife Village parking lot
About Hunger Awareness Week
Hunger Awareness Week was created to provide food banks with an opportunity to educate about the reality of hunger in Canada and to encourage all Canadians to make a choice to help those in need. Close to 850,000 individuals turn to food banks for support each month, and close to 2 million Canadians are food insecure, struggling with not knowing where their next meal may come from. Today, more than 800 food banks and 2,900 affiliated agencies work in communities across the country to assist Canadians in need.