Food for Life Aims to Raise Awareness About Hunger in Halton During Hunger Awareness Week
This article was published on September 20, 2016
During Hunger Awareness Week Food for Life aims to bring focus to hunger in Halton and the need for support from Halton community members to help feed those in need.
7.9% of families in Halton are considered low income. Currently Food for Life distributes food to 84 food banks and hunger relief agency sites in Halton and the average number of client visits each month is approximately over 38,000.
Halton United Way’s play an integral role in Food for Life’s ability to distribute food to those in need throughout Halton. "Our partnership with Halton United Way’s and their ongoing support is extremely important to Food for Life,” says Brenda Hajdu, Executive Director at Food for Life. “It is because of socially responsible organizations like Halton United Way’s and the individuals who donate to United Way that we are able to continue to provide fresh, nutritious food to people in need.”
As Hunger Awareness Week falls during the start of United Way’s annual fundraising campaign, Food for Life would like to encourage Halton community members to come together and support Halton United Way’s by making an investment that will strengthen their community. All of the funds that Food for Life receives from United Way goes towards sourcing and distributing fresh, nutritious food to people in need throughout Halton.
Hunger Awareness Week is September 19-23, 2016. It is an annual awareness campaign that challenges Canadians to learn more about the issue of hunger, the important work of food banks across the country and how to take action. Together, Canadians can make an impact on the solvable issue of hunger in Canada and find solutions to hunger in communities across the country.
Food for Life is grateful to United Way Burlington & Great Hamilton, United Way Oakville, United Way Halton Hills and United Way Milton for playing an integral part in helping Food for Life conquer hunger in our communities, also Food for Life would like to acknowledge the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing critical funds to purchase the largest truck in its fleet, expanding capacity by 33%.
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