For Hunger Awareness Week – Residents are asked to Give it Up…for Hunger to better understand the challenges of people living with hunger.
Hunger is a complex issue with many root causes and in a country as prosperous as Canada; it’s shocking to see so many struggle to get enough food. Over 1,000 individuals turn to the Agapè Centre for support each month, and of those, 400 are children and youth. The Agapè Centre is asking all residents to mark Hunger Awareness Week – May 06 to May 10th, and to take part in our activities– to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across the city.
The week of activities includes convening a competition for local high school students, an address from economist Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, tours and film screenings and a spaghetti dinner to create an awareness on the issue of hunger in Cornwall and in Canada.