By David Manly
May 9, 2012, Mississauga, ON – As a long standing partner of Food Banks Canada, the Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) continue the appeal to Canadians to take notice of the prevalence of hunger in Canada. With the launch of Food Banks Canada’s first annual Hunger Awareness Week (May 7-11, 2012), TFC felt compelled to be a part of the efforts to raise awareness amongst Canadians.
From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday May 9th, more than 140 Federal Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff will fast to experience just one day of what hundreds of thousands of Canadians experience regularly. On May 10th, Parliamentarians, key opinion leaders and food bankers will come together to share their experiences in the Parliamentary restaurant.
The Turkey Farmers of Canada is proud to sponsor this breakfast, to thank the participants and to salute the food banks’ staff and volunteers across Canada for their ongoing efforts in helping those in need. For a complete list of Parliamentarians and staff participating, please visit: http://hungerawarenessweek.ca/parliamentarians.
TFC encourages everyone to participate in Hunger Awareness Week in whatever way they are able. Food Banks Canada has a number of events taking place throughout the week, and many suggestions for ways to lend a helping hand in your local community.