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700,000 meals and counting!

700,000 meals and counting!
 There are just 3 days left to help fill the summer meal gap!
 
Canadians from coast to coast have stepped up to raise over 700,000 meals so far for the Every Plate Full campaign but with your help we can help ensure more of our neighbours don’t go hungry this summer.
 
26.5 million meals are needed to help Canadians who access food banks in the summer months, a time when fridges and shelves run low on supplies.
 
Summer is a particularly difficult time for families living with food insecurity as school supported breakfast and lunch programs close with the schools for the holidays. As 37% of the people turning to food banks for help are children, school holidays combined with the traditional drop in summer donations put a tremendous stress on families struggling to get by.
 
But you can offer hope.
 
There is still time to make a difference this May. 
 
You can donate online at www.everyplatefull.ca
 
You can also spread the word by sharing #everyplatefull on your social media
 
The best part is that you are not going to be doing it alone.
 
Caring companies and organizations also support the Every Plate Full campaign.
 
IATSE has again stepped up and has already raised more than 110,000 meals and Great West Life is providing support of 75,000 meals this year plus their annual local food drives.
 
Canadian Celebrities have stepped up to champion the campaign too!  Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to see who has stepped up to ensure no one goes hungry this summer.

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