September is Hunger Action Month
Hunger Action Month is a nation-wide campaign to raise awareness about hunger and to encourage each one of us to take action in our communities.
We all have a part to play, and every action makes a difference.
Here are four ways you can get involved and help create a future without hunger.
Learn about hunger in our city and start a conversation with friends, family and colleagues. A collective effort is needed in the fight against hunger!
Did you know that there were almost 1 million visits to food banks in Toronto last year? Read our annual Who’s Hungry report to learn more about trends in food bank use and food insecurity in Toronto.
How does your neighborhood compare to others in terms of food bank use? Check out Feed Ontario’s interactive hunger map to see food bank use by riding.
What would you do if you didn’t have enough money to make ends meet? Explore Food Banks Canada’s Impossible Choices tool to learn about the reality of living in poverty.
Help protect social assistance in Ontario!
The government of Ontario has proposed a number of changes that will make it more difficult for people in need to receive social assistance and will also reduce benefits for those receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
In our annual survey in 2018, 68% of food bank clients reported social assistance as their primary source of income and the amount is already too low to meet their most basic needs, like food. If social assistance is further eroded, we will likely see an increase in hunger in our city. For more information, read the Social Assistance Changes Summary.
Contact your MPP today to tell them that you oppose the changes to social assistance. Here’s how:
- Download the letter template here and add your personal details.
- Email or mail the letter to you MPP before September 30th.
To find out the name of your MPP, click here.
Then click here to find your MPP’s contact information.
- Share a message to social media using the following hashtags:
#HungerActionMonth #FeedChange #WeAreDailyBread
Get together with your team at work, family or friends for a day of volunteering! You will help to sort and pack food donations, assist with food preparation in our kitchen, or help out in our on-site food bank.
You can also reach out to your local food bank or social service agency about volunteering opportunities.
Click here for a full list of our member agency network.
Thousands of individuals and families across the city of Toronto are being impacted by soaring rent costs and food prices. Those relying on Daily Bread for support are struggling more and more each day and need your help. Your generous donation will provide nutritious basics, like dairy, protein, fruits and vegetables.
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