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    Help Hamilton Community News help those in need

    Newspaper group partners with Hamilton Food Share for annual food drive. Back in March of 2013, 17,069 of our friends and neighbours turned to Hamilton’s food banks to help feed themselves and their families. And while that number is down slightly from March 2012, there is no question that the number of people relying on […]

  • The Spectator’s view: Food banks, sadly, are a necessary evil

    Food banks; we can’t do without them, but they are not part of the poverty solution. Food banks are an essential component of life for many Hamiltonians. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way. The Hamilton Community Foundation found that in March this year, more than 17,000 people — at least 6,000 of whom […]

  • Harnessing hunger

    Food banks aren’t sufficient for fighting hunger, according to a new report from Canada’s community foundations. That’s because the problem isn’t rooted in empty stomachs. It’s rooted in poverty. “For 30 years communities have been responding to hunger with food banks and other strategies, but food bank usage shows no signs of slowing down,” says […]