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Some Choices are Harder for Canadians Who Face Food Insecurity

Food Banks Canada asks the public to support Hunger Action Month in Canada
MISSISSAUGA – September 1, 2018 - This year, Food Banks Canada is working in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Food Banks to roll out Hunger Action Month. This nation-wide campaign will take place during the entire month of September and asks the public to participate in a variety of ways. 
“We’re excited to take Hunger Action Month to a national level,” says Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada. “The actions are clear and there are so many ways Canadians can get involved to fight hunger in their communities. Even the smallest actions can make significant impacts to the 860,000 Canadians who access food banks each month.”
As part of the campaign, food banks across the country will be participating to help raise awareness on a national, provincial and local level, while encouraging Canadians to take action in four key ways:
  • Educate: Take the Impossible Choices test on the Food Banks Canada website to get the first-hand experience of the life of one of three individuals in Canada experiencing food insecurity. Access the test on the Food Banks Canada Website here.
  • Advocate: Spread the message of Hunger Action Month by following the conversation on social media, using the hashtags #HungerActionMonth and #FeedTheChange
  • Volunteer: Reach out to your local food bank to find out how you can get involved.
  • Donate: Support your community by donating food, funds or time to your local food bank. Use our Food Bank Finder.
As part of this year’s Hunger Action Month campaign, Food Banks Canada will be asking the public: “Can you make these Impossible Choices?” From September 10 to September 21, our National Sponsor, Farm Credit Canada, will donate 3 meals every time someone takes the test on the Food Banks Canada website AND shares it on social media using #ImpossibleChoices and #HungerActionMonth.
Thank you, Farm Credit Canada, for being this year’s National Sponsor. FCC has been a long-term supporter of local food banks through their FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign and has been a sponsor of Hunger Awareness Week since 2013.

About Food Banks Canada

We provide national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network in Canada. Together, the food banking network assists over 860,000 Canadians who turn to food banks each month. Food Banks Canada leads national research to advance public policy so that we can build a Canada where no one goes hungry. To learn more, visit www.foodbankscanada.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
For further information:
Danielle Lalonde
Food Banks Canada
T: 905.602.5363

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