Hunger Action Month is a nation-wide campaign that takes place during the month of September. Its purpose is to raise awareness of hunger in our communities, and to take action in four key ways: Educate. Advocate. Volunteer. Donate.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Learn more about hunger and poverty in Toronto, and Ontario, by reading and sharing the resources below:
While CERB and the eviction moratorium provided temporary relief during the height of the pandemic, many renters are now facing unsustainable rent arrears and repayment plans that put even greater stress on already tight budgets. These challenges were further compounded by the passing of Bill 184 this summer, which increased the risk of eviction.
Not only is this likely to increase food bank use across the province, as
adults and families under enormous financial pressures turn to food banks to make ends meet, but also significantly increases the risk of homelessness as we head into the fall and winter months.
Many politicians may not be aware of many of the issues facing food banks, so Hunger Action Month is a great opportunity to inform them about hunger and poverty in their ridings, and ensure that working towards solutions to these issues is a top priority.
Daily Bread Food Bank volunteers help us prepare meals for shelters, sort and pack non-perishable food donations, work in our on-site food bank, and keep Daily Bread running smoothly.
We are always looking to connect with teams and individuals to create meaningful partnerships and opportunities that will have a positive impact in our community.
To learn more about how you can get involved and volunteer with Daily Bread Food Bank, click here.
Poverty continues to rise in our city and thousands of families and individuals are having to make difficult choices to make ends meet. As we continue to feel the impacts of COVID-19, the need for food support in our city is greater than ever. Your donation will ensure that the most vulnerable among us continue to have access the food.