September is Hunger Action Month
This month is Hunger Action Month and during September we encourage people to engage in discussing hunger.
Across the country, more than 850,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 36% are children or youth.
In Hamilton, from the 2018 Hunger Count, we know that 12,619 individuals in our community go to food banks for assistance each month in 2018. That includes 4,635 children.
Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Food Banks Canada has developed an interactive tool about Impossible Choices that allows you to follow along in making the tough decisions that confront people who do not have enough food. See what you would do in making Impossible Choices.
- Make your views known to elected officials and candidates on poverty reduction.
- Donate the equivalent of the cost of a meal. Challenge your co-workers to join you. You can donate your meal online or in person at 339 Barton Street, Stoney Creek.
- Hold a food drive and challenge other businesses or groups to have one, too. Here are some suggestions on starting a food drive.
- Post some of the graphics below in the Social Media posts. Use the hashtags to help us boost #ImpossibleChoices and #HungerActionMonth.
Students are some of the most enthusiastic supporters of people facing hunger. The following curriculum guides have been developed to help teach students about the Impossible Choices that people make when living with food insecurity.
We invite you to copy and use these graphics and the text to post on social media during September.
Hunger Action Month Posts
Impossible Choices Posts
Make your Impossible Choices and use the hashtags #ImpossibleChoices and #HungerActionMonth from September 10th until September 21st. Farm Credit Canada will donate 3 meals for everytime you share these messages and hashtags on social media.