What would you do if you had no food to put on the table for Dinner tonight? I would like you to take two minutes to think about it. Some of you had never suffered from hunger but unfortunately this is not the same story for every family in this country.
Ask yourself that if you had no money to buy food where would you go to get food. Some rely on Food Banks in Canada. They come from all sort of life and at some point in their life they could not have the money to go grocery shopping. A mom will feed her family first but if there is nothing in the house she has to find a way to find food and if she has to she may have to get out of the house and walk, sometimes miles, to the nearest food bank. I have seen it during one of the coldest days of December. This mom came to the food bank, where I was a volunteer, pushing a baby in a stroller and having her four year old son walk along her for miles to get food. It was really sad. That night I could not sleep well because images of the eyes of that mom and her son kept rolling in my head.
Our local food bank had just enough food to feed families but some months our shelves were pretty empty. We would wait for people and businesses to come and drop food at the food bank or give money. The money was used to buy food necessities like eggs, orange juice, milk, bread, and sometimes meat. Meat is a luxury when you don't have money.
During the Holidays we would count on generous donors to buy each family a Turkey. Some years there was not enough money to buy one each.
Hopefully this year your local food bank will raise enough money to offer a decent meal for these families during the Holidays.
Kraft Canada has generously started a program to help these families but they need your help. All you have to do is take one minute of your time every day to sign in clicking this link: Kraft and Kraft Food for Families will donate $1 to help one of 30 local food banks in Canada.
UPDATE: Kraft Food for Families had reached the $50,000 goal! Owen Sound if the food bank that raised the most online signatures. Thanks so much!
Help families across the countries bring a decent meal to their family during the Holidays. Other ways to help is to bring food directly to your local bank. I would encourage that you especially give to the North Bay Food bank, The Salvation Army Owen Sound or The House of Lazarus (Mountain).