We shared 100,000 meals!
Pictured: Sporting Live Right Now aprons, Food Banks Canada says, 'Thank you.'
From May 6 to 10, food banks across the country are asking Canadians to mark Hunger Awareness Week to raise awareness of the problem of hunger in Canada.
According to a recent Angus Reid public opinion survey, commissioned by Food Banks Canada, more than a quarter of Canadians have been worried about how they will afford to buy food for themselves and their families at some point during the last year, according to the organization's news release. Visit www.hungerawarenessweek.ca to learn more and find out about local events.
Together we made a commitment to eat together more often and we did it! In less than three months, Canadians across the country sat down and shared more than 100,000 meals with the people in their lives.
Not only that, through the focus on your own health, you've been able to help others. Thanks to the generous support of President's Choice and Dairy Farmers of Canada, CBC was able to match every shared meal registered at LiveRightNow.ca and feed 100,000 families in need through Food Banks Canada.
"Food Banks Canada is thrilled that Live Right Now raised 100,000 meals for Canadian families in need and these moms, dads and kids will have an opportunity themselves to sit around the table to eat together. Supporters like CBC, through its Live Right Now campaign helps to provide essential food assistance so individuals can feed themselves and their families," said Marzena Gersho, director of communications and national programs at Food Banks Canada.
Your dedication, stories and pictures have been inspiring!
Eating together. (Courtesy the Loat family)
Did you catch our Bring Healthier Home video series, featuring film and TV star Jay Baruchel, Marketplace hosts Tom Harrington and Erica Johnson, Murdoch Mysteries' Yannick Bisson, Arctic Air's Pascale Hutton and Dragon's Den David Chilton? Hear their childhood memories and how they manage to find time to eat with their families in spite of busy schedules. Check out our video page.
Thanks for your support, Canada! We hope you continue to help us Bring Healthier Home!
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