Almost 900,000 people in Canada use a food bank in a given month. More than a third of all food bank users are children. 1 in 8 families struggle daily to put food on the table. 2 out of every 5 Northern households don’t have food security.
In light of these staggering statistics and the upcoming International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th, volunteers across Canada are giving up their lunchtimes to participate in the third annual “ChewOnThis!” campaign. The campaign is presented by Dignity for All which is co-led by Canada Without Poverty (CWP) and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), both registered charities.
Join us here:
Where: Corner of Georgia and Granville St, downtown Vancouver
What: Handing out lunch bags with a call for action!
“ChewOnThis!” events are being held in more than 30 cities across the country – from Victoria to St. John’s to Whitehorse – including locally in downtown Vancouver, at Parliament Hill and in Toronto’s downtown core. Volunteers will be handing out 30,000 brown paper bags containing an apple and information prompting people to consider the realities of poverty and food insecurity and join the call for a national anti-poverty plan.