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World Food Day: October 16th

How To Take Part

Did you get up and have breakfast this morning? Plan your meals for the week? Stop at the grocery store and mindlessly pick up some food? Fall into a turkey coma?  Then consider yourself lucky.

900,000 Canadians regularly rely on Food Banks to get the nutrition they and their families need.  Chew on that for a minute.

We're leading up to World Food Day on October 16th and I wanted to share this with all of you so that we don't fall into apathy along with that turkey coma. This is what you need to know:

World Food Day was established to “strengthen international and national solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.”  Many countries around the globe are dealing with hunger and profound challenges related to access to food.   Here in Canada, we know that hundreds of thousands of Canadians struggle to get enough to eat.
Food Banks Canada is encouraging Canadians to make a small action to acknowledge World Food Day on October 16, 2011 in support of those here and around the world who are struggling with hunger and food insecurity.  Make a difference by thinking about those in your own community today.
Ways you and your online community can make a difference leading up to October 16th:

Stay Informed:  visit to learn more about the issue of hunger in Canada. To understand the impact of hunger globally, visit

Donate: Text HUNGER to 30333 to make a $5 donation to Food Banks Canada via your mobile device.

Facebook: Donate your status to Food Banks Canada with the messaging, “On World Food Day, I’m donating my status to @FoodBanksCanada.  Join me and do the same”. 

Twitter: Find out what others are saying around World Food Day and join the conversation to learn more @foodbankscanada

It takes all Canadians to make a difference. Do any or all of the above to help your neighbours.