Food for Life marks Hunger Awareness Week
This article was published on September 26, 2016
Raising awareness about hunger in Milton is one local organization’s mission. And it accomplished just that during Hunger Awareness Week (September 19-23).
Food for Life volunteers were on hand at Milton Bible Church last Thursday (September 22) to help unload a large haul of donated food to be distributed to local families in need.
According to Food for Life, 9.8 per cent of families in Milton are considered low income, which is higher than the regional average of 7.9 per cent.
Currently, Food for Life distributes food to 15 food banks and hunger relief agency sites in Milton.
This year, Hunger Awareness Week coincided with the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign kick-off. Since United Way Milton plays an integral role in Food for Life’s ability to distribute food to those in need in this community, the not-for-profit organization is keen on encouraging Miltonians to support United Way Milton.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous support of United Way Milton and their local, tangible and meaningful impact on our community,” said Brenda Hadju, Food for Life’s executive director. “It is because of socially-responsible organizations like United Way Milton that the individuals who donate to United Way that we are able to provide fresh, nutritious food for 175,000 meals a month to people in need in the Halton Region through food banks and hunger relief agencies.”
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