The January 4, 2016 editorial in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald is titled Families who need food depend on charity. This editorial says, in part, “As a society, we need to figure out a system that doesn’t rely on welcome but highly variable charitable donations to keep all our citizens healthy, happy and well-fed”.
“Food insecurity is not just about nutrition. It is about hopelessness and despair. It leads to high stress levels, mental health problems, more frequent and serious health problems, poorer decision-making and the inability of children to concentrate at school. It is a vicious cycle that keeps people from realizing their potential, caring properly for their families and contributing to their communities.
“Food banks, and the generosity of those who support them and volunteer at them, keep some food on the table. As a society, we need to figure out a system that doesn’t rely on welcome but highly variable charitable donations to keep all our citizens healthy, happy and well-fed”.
See the article here.
It seems to us that public voices are growing in support of policies that put food in the budget and end the need for food banks. That voice is growing because of the work of you and everyone in the campaign to put food in the budget.
Your generous donations made it possible for us to reach our fundraising goal of $1003.50. Thank you!
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