Thanks to the folks at Shaw, Together really is amazing. This is the second year for the “Fill the Food Banks” campaign. This is a very important and timely campaign as it reminds us that the “need” is there all year long. We have many wonderful events around the Christmas season which raise tons of food for our local food banks. These are fantastic and thanks to all who donate at that time BUT what we all must remember is that the food banks operate 365 days a year and each month of the year close to 900,000 Canadians look to food banks to feed their families.
Here we are in May and thanks to Shaw the challenge facing our friends and neighbours that need a food bank to feed their children is once again top of mind. In 2010 our friends at Shaw raised an incredible 2.6 million pounds of food and this years campaign ending at the end of Hunger Awareness week (May 11) hopes to match or exceed that number. (more…)