Friday, November 22, 2013

Another plea to help the food bank in your community

I am a big supporter of the Food Bank in my community and the need is great at this time of the year. Each and every gift counts.  I received the following email from Food Banks Canada and thought I would share and ask you to help support your local food bank.  

 The need is great this year, and that’s because more families are needing our food banks. In fact, as you may have read in our recent HungerCount report, approximately half of the people that come for help to our local food banks will do so for the first time this year.

You may have seen another troubling figure in our report —38% of food banks have been forced to cut back the amount of food they provide to each household because they don’t have enough on their shelves.

And that’s why we count on you.

Will you please make your gift to Food Banks Canada right now? You’ll help us meet an immediate, critical need for food this winter by helping us support local food banks who provide food every day to those most in need.

Your gift will be put into action to support our network - feeding more of our neighbours today—hungry men, women and children in your community and across Canada. And your gift also helps us prevent hunger tomorrow by advocating for change to address the root causes of poverty like unemployment, lack of affordable housing and insufficient pensions.

Please, make yourself count today. Help us ensure that our local food banks are able to give our neighbours the food they need this winter and holiday season.

Yours in caring for our neighbours,

Katharine Schmidt 
Executive Director 

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