The Importance of Donating at Food Banks

Every now and then, we need a reminder that not all people are having three meals per day and that the food banks in the community need to be constantly re-filled so that nobody is hungry at the end of the day.

Orangeville has always been a generous community, especially regarding the donations to food banks around Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Easter. However, we must not forget that there are people who live only from the energy they collect at the food banks.

The several years of economic instability made about 400,000 people dependent on the food banks and we also need to state that hunger is no longer connected only to the homeless. On the contrary, only 0.4% of the people looking for help at the food banks are homeless. Unfortunately, the majority of the people are hard-working, educated people who have fallen into a financial crisis.

What is also a serious issue is the fact that there are many children under 18, recent university graduates who cannot find a job, single parents and seniors with low incomes.

The Orangeville Food Bank has been collaborating with Zehrs Markets and No Frillis stores which are accepting food and cash donations up to May 9th.

Items that are always needed are non-perishable food items such as pasta products, rice, canned meat and fish, dry and canned soups, canned fruits and vegetables, flour, canned or packaged milk, fruit juices and baby food.

Remember, every little bit helps and feeds.

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