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Let’s Draw the Line on Hunger!

Let’s Draw the Line on Hunger!

This year during Hunger Awareness Week (September 19-23), Food Banks Canada is calling on Canadians to draw the line on hunger and share how we can make an impact on this solvable issue.
Food banks across the country have supported Hunger Awareness Week by inviting community residents and businesses to participate in local events and activities. 

Here are just a few events that have been happening across the country! 

North York Harvest held a food sort with MPP Laura Albanese and her team

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank held a city-wide food drive and has collected 42,000 pounds of food so far.

Lanark Country Food Bank – The Hunger Stop held a Master-Chef Cook-Off where members of the public gained tips around food preparation and making their dollars stretch further for meals.

Mayor Steven Black signed a proclamation to officially declare Hunger Awareness Week for the City of Timmins.

Edmonton also held a city-wide food drive with volunteers collecting donations throughout the city.

Feed the Need in Durham held a Push Against Hunger walk to raise awareness and donations about 
hunger in the community.
Laurence School in Saskatchewan is participating in Hunger Awareness Week by raising food for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger campaign which supports local food banks.
Feed Nova Scotia was at The Atlantic Film Festival for the screening of Theatre of Life which focuses on the subject of food waste.
We encourage you to Draw the Line on Hunger by creating and sharing your own drawings, images and ideas on the hunger issue. Join the conversation by using the interactive drawing tool to create and share your messages and images using #HungerWeek. 

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Hunger Facts



of food distributed by Canadian food banks is fresh (eg. milk, eggs, fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, bread)