THIS FRIDAY, Canadians across the country are sounding the trumpet and calling for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan. Join them in asking the federal government for systemic change to eradicate poverty and hunger.
Canada has a hunger problem:
- 833,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month
- 1 in 3 people who rely on food banks in Canada are children
- 1 in 8 people in Canada experience some level of food insecurity
We need a plan! While charity is necessary right now, it doesn't address the root causes of poverty. The federal government controls income security payments, tax benefits, pensions, and the vital funding for provincial/territorial health and social service programs. Committees from the House of Commons, Senate, and the United Nations have all said that Canada needs a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan.
Join ChewOnThis! and lend your name to the thousands from coast-to-coast that want to see a national anti-poverty plan.