In its second year, the EveryPlateFull campaign, is once again urging Canadians to address the 26,548,725 summer meal gap that is facing Canadians struggling with hunger and Community Care of West Niagara is joining in to raise support for those facing hardship.
During the month of May, over 120 food bank organizations are raising much needed food and funds to ensure shelves are full during the summer months.
PLEASE NOTE - This is a personal message from Canadian celebrity Tom Jackson to you, the 124 participating organizations in Every Plate Full.
"As a long-time advocate on the issues of poverty reduction and food security I am pleased to share my energy and passion to help build awareness of Every Plate Full and the amazing work that you are doing locally in communities across Canada.
Thank you for ensuring that no one goes hungry in your communities this summer by participating in Every Plate Full and with the help of Food Banks Canada, I will do my best to help spread the word across Canada and fill the 26.5 million meal gap!"
Tom Jackson, O.C., LL.D