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Every Plate Full

Every Plate Full
In its second year, the #EveryPlateFull campaign, is once again urging Canadians to address the 26,548,725 summer meal gap that is facing Canadians struggling with hunger.  During the month of May, 124 food organizations are raising much needed food and funds to ensure shelves are full during the summer months.
 
Food donations are at their lowest from June to August, and food assistance organizations find their shelves often close to empty at a time when the need doesn’t diminish. The #EveryPlateFull campaign aims to raise awareness of the continued need for support while asking Canadians to help raise the food and funds that food banks and provincial food bank organizations need to get them through this challenging period.
 
“Over 918,000 men, women and children will have a really difficult time accessing enough food during the summer months,” says Pam Jolliffe, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada. “In turn, food banks will also find themselves under strain to meet the need as food bank shelves slowly get bare.”
 
To show support for Canada’s hungry and raise awareness of this campaign, Food Banks Canada is asking Canadians to support their local food bank in a number of ways:
  • Spread the word on social media using #EveryPlateFull
  • Start a campaign page at www.everyplatefull.ca to encourage donations from friends, family and peers
  • Make a monetary donation through www.everyplatefull.ca to a participating food bank or provincial food bank association. 

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