The recently published Hunger Count is recommending food banks adapt to respond to the long-term needs of their clients in the very same way that we are talking about. The recommendations of Hunger Count recognized traditional food bank programs are only a short term solution to hunger and was never meant to solve the problem, but meant to meet the immediate need until the problem is solved. Other long-term, more sustainable approaches to solving hunger are needed in addition to basic food access such as community learning kitchens to give low-income families the skills and experience to become self-sufficient. We say that we want to give our clients the training and confidence that will continue to benefit them long past their need of the food bank.
The Thanksgiving Cram-a-Cruiser Food Drive is an annual event hosted by the Peel Regional Police, 11 Division, with volunteers from the Eden Community Food Bank. The event ran Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm and took place outside the Real Canadian Superstore on Argentia Road in Mississauga.
Riders Against Hunger took to the road on their motorcycles on August 17. The riders embarked from the Unity Drive location of Eden Community Food Bank in West Mississauga. Proceeds from the event and all donations went to the food bank. Read the full articles and see the pictures in SNAP.