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Feed Ontario reports communities across the province have seen significant surges in food bank use and an increase in people needing emergency food support for the first time.

Hamilton Food Share collecting donations through CBC Hamilton

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Community Cares Hamilton

Providing food to those in need can be difficult at the best of times. With COVID-19, and the challenging times we have faced over these last few months — and will continue to face — that task has gotten much harder.

Feed Ontario reports communities across the province have seen significant surges in food bank use and an increase in people needing emergency food support for the first time.

According to the 2019 Hunger Report, over 500-thousand individuals accessed a food bank in Ontario, 33% of those food bank visitors were children.  

For almost 30 years, Hamilton Food Share's focus has been to get food to people facing hunger in our community. 

Donations to the food bank can be made here.

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We know this is a difficult time. We also know that there are a lot of good things happening in Hamilton and surrounding communities.

We're challenging our readers to share the positive things they're seeing and hearing! Please email a voice note and your photo to community@cbc.ca by Thursday, April 10. These will be shared on our social channels. 

A few suggestions to get you started: 

  • a relative who's checking in on an elderly neighbour
  • describe the positive artwork you've seen hanging in people's windows
  • a shout-out to our amazing health care professionals. 

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, answered questions about the nationwide effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the conversation here:

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