Over a year has passed since the pandemic started. During this time, thousands of Canadians have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced. One in seven Canadians are experiencing food insecurity. The families with children have even more food insecurity. This last year, a record number of Canadians accessed food banks due to this.
As CERB and other financial subsidies have been running out, people are accessing foodbanks all across Canada and Thunder Bay is no exception. We have industries here which have been effected by the lockdowns. There have been hundreds of children who would get their breakfast at schools have been missing out during remote learning.
Over the last few years we have been blessed with the generosity of this community to help raise funds for this vital cause. While some of us have been able to provide all of our families with the necessities of life there have been others who haven’t been so fortunate. It is our responsibility to ensure that every one of our community members has access to breakfast and dinner in their bellies before falling asleep.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 over the 30 days of Ramadan. This month is not just about avoiding eating and drinking, it is about reflecting at our blessings and turn our mind to those who may not have enough. Let’s be generous, kind and compassionate to those around us.
During this month we can fight hunger in our communities. The Initiative of Give 30 is about caring for our neighbours and making a difference together.
One World. One Humanity. Let’s show compassion, kindness and solidarity during the pandemic.
Zaki, Maheen, Sana and Saif