Recently the Community Food Centers Canada shared a post on social media and MSS felt it was important to reshare the information here.
This is a cause MSS frequently tries to raise awareness for. As our structures often help provide food security to those who need it most, and we do work with CSAs and food banks and other similar projects, we want to share this, to remind everyone today and everyday that this is an important issue we need to take action on.
MSS regularly donates portions of our sales to help Indigenous communities get clean water, the breakfast club of Canada, food grains foodbank and others. If you know of a similar cause we could put our support behind, please let us know.
It is only through taking action together that we can truly impact change for a better world.
This was their post:
For us, it’s not a coincidence that World Food Day (October 16) and the Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17) are so close together.
Our work has shown us that food insecurity and poverty are interconnected, two sides of the same coin. And as the cost of living increases and the pandemic continues, 1 in 7 Canadians are facing tough choices because they can’t afford basic necessities. Rent or dinner? Medication or a family meal?
We believe that everyone deserves to put good food on the table. The federal government can make a real difference for Canadians by investing in progressive income policies and ensuring progress is achieved equitably.
Read our Beyond Hunger report to learn more: https://act.beyondhunger.ca/