• Christmas is coming

    Halloween is still a week away, but food banks are already preparing for the holiday hamper season. While Hamilton Community News and its advertisers are partnering with Hamilton Food Share for a month-long food drive to assist families in need, Food Share and its member agencies are also gearing up to help those in need […]

  • Need is quite deep within the community

    Food bank demand is up 10 per cent over pre-recession rates. March is typically “the hunger snapshot” month for Hamilton Food Share, and this year’s version wasn’t a pretty picture, even if numbers were down slightly from 2012. A total of 7,420 families relied on food banks in March, 500 of them for the first […]

  • Local youth have edge on bleak employment front

    A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives holds up Hamilton as a model of how to fight youth unemployment. To some, particularly jobless and underemployed youth, this might seem a cruel joke. They know too well that underemployment and unemployment can be like cancer, sapping hope. Many of our area’s young people […]