Hunger Awareness Week

Inn of the Good Shepherd

Hunger Awareness Week

Hunger Awareness week ( May 5 – 9) is a growing movement to raise awareness about the solvable problem of Hunger in Canada. There is hunger in the Sarnia Lambton community and food banks across the city and county have been helping thousands of people each and every month for many years. Too many people do not have enough income to pay for rent, utilities, clothing for growing children, medication, transportation and food. Food is unfortunately one of those items most often neglected, when money is the issue. People use food banks to feed themselves and their families. Seniors, people with disabilities, children, people who have jobs and still can’t make ends meet.

Why does hunger exist? Persistent and deep poverty continues in our country, due to lack of jobs, low paying jobs, lack of social housing, affordable child care, and rising utilities.

Everyone can play a part in reducing hunger. Volunteer, donate, talk to local representatives, and help those in need.

The Inn of The Good Shepherd is inviting you to attend a Multi Faith Service to recognize the work being done in the Sarnia community in fighting hunger and poverty. On Wednesday May 6th at 7 pm at Grace United Church at the corner of Cathcart Blvd. and Indian Rd. N. Experience music, readings, prayers and more, shared by members of the Christian, Muslim, Hindu, First Nations, and Unitarian communities. Be prepared to be inspired, educated, challenged and thanked.

Refreshments will be available, with proceeds to the Lunches for Lansdowne school nutrition program.

For further information: Myles Vanni, Executive Director, [email protected]/519-344-1746 x339

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