Food donations go down during the summer, but the need doesn’t. For many families struggling with hunger, with children out of school, the need becomes even greater.
Every Plate Full, running from May 23rd to June 9th, is a nationwide event to fill the plates of every hungry Canadian this summer. Known as Canada’s Largest Food Drive, Every Plate Full is held before the end of the school year to stock food bank shelves for the summer when food donations slow down.
Of the over 12,000 people in Hamilton who rely on food banks every month, over 4,300 are children.
With the support of IATSE locals 129 and 828 in Hamilton, Every Plate Full raises money online that will allow Hamilton Food Share to buy food during the summer.
The members of IATSE Local 828 made a video about making sure no one goes hungry this summer.
Anyone can be a part of Every Plate Full. Adding a food and cash drive in your workplace from May 23rd to June 9th will help feed neighbours in need. If a company golf tournament or picnic is coming up, consider having a food drive along with that.
You can also start a fundraising team and get pledges or simply donate online. Every $1 raised provides $5 in food. Register a team or donate online at everyplatefull.ca.
French’s,the national sponsor of Every Plate Full, will match a portion of donations raised in Hamilton.
May 23, 2017
4:00 am - 3:55 am