A report, published by the Conference Board of Canada, estimates that some two million people in this country suffer from “food insecurity” – meaning, nutritious food is sometimes or always unavailable or unaffordable to them.
Nearly half of those are school-aged children. Poor nutrition has an immediate impact on their physical well-being and has the potential to undermine their economic well-being for a lifetime.
Education is one of the most powerful determinants of health. Children who cannot learn, cannot thrive, if they are not well-nourished.
There are many quotes used to raise awareness of child poverty.
“If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.” Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.” Mother Teresa
“If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.” Bono
“When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread.” Desmond Tutu
It’s impossible to imagine that children living in our community, Brantford / Brant County, are suffering from a lack of food on a daily basis.
It’s possible to make a difference! It takes a community to come together to eradicate food insecurity issues.
CHB is looking for volunteers, sponsorships and donors to help make a difference!
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.209.5450 for more information.