Food bank support needed

In a country as affluent as Canada, hunger is unacceptable.

Dear Editor:

In a country as affluent as Canada, hunger is unacceptable.

Yet, close to 900,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 38 per cent will be children or youth.

Hunger is often a hidden issue, and we are working to change that fact with Hunger Awareness Week, which we’ve expanded from previous years’ Hunger Awareness Day.

During Hunger Awareness Week, May 7 to 11, we encourage Canadians to Give it Up for Hunger.

Challenge yourself to give up your lunches or a food staple for the week.

Share your experience by going online to show your support via Facebook, Twitter or blogging, or wear a Hunger Awareness Week sticker.

Donate food, funds or your time to your local food bank.

Together, we can work to raise awareness of the solvable issue of hunger and find solutions to reduce hunger in communities across Canada.

Visit www.hungerawareness.ca for more information.

Barb Stewart

Program Coordinator

The Salvation Army

Penticton