(NC) Hunger isn’t always easy to see. According to Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount 2018 report, there were 1.1 million visits to food banks in March 2018. And 35 per cent of those who visited last year were children.
During the winter, donations to the local food bank peak around the holiday season, but are often at their lowest in the spring and summer. This spring, as we gather around our dinner tables with our family and friends, let’s think of our neighbours and share what we can with others.
When grocery shopping, pick up an extra can of beans, fruits, and/or vegetables to add to the donation bin at the front of your local store. If you are hosting friends and family for dinner, ask them to bring a non-perishable donation for the local food bank. You can also get competitive with your colleagues and challenge them to collect food or monetary donations to help make a difference in your local community.
While non-perishable food items are always put to good use, monetary donations are also very useful to, as they allow food banks to purchase fresh items such as produce, bread and milk.
Superstore and Loblaws locations across Canada can make donating to your local area food bank easy. For a select time this April, you can drop off non-perishable goods and donate funds at the register and help support your community.