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What is Hunger Awareness Week?!

What is Hunger Awareness Week?!
Hunger Awareness Week takes place September 21-25 2015. Established in 2006, it has become Canada’s only campaign  to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in Canada the role of food banks and how they assist close to 850,000 families and individuals every month. Our goal is to engage Canadians about the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country hold events to show the impact they have in their communities, and the stories of Canadians assisted by food banks.


5 simple ways you can participate in Hunger Awareness Week

1. Share the video: Use your social voice to make a difference and ask people to watch this powerful video that helps to dispel myths around who uses food banks
 

2. Join the Facebook event: Show your friends that you believe that no one in Canada should go hungry by joining our event on Facebook
 
3. Print the poster to display in your community:  Distribute it to organizations like your community centre, place of business or school
 
4. Use the hashtag #HungerWeek to let your community know that you believe in a Canada where no one goes hungry!
 
5. Support your local food bank: Donate food, funds or time. Donate online here
 
Join us, along with our Provincial Associations  and food banks across the country, by marking Hunger Awareness Week - to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across the country.
Facebook:           Facebook.com/FoodBanksCanada
Twitter:             @FoodBanksCanada
                         

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of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)