Sadly, people going hungry still exists today.

Hunger Awareness week is September 21st through the 25th. The week is an annual awareness campaign that challenges Canadians  to learn more about the issue of hunger, the important work of food banks across the country and how to take action.

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Hunger Awareness Week is about raising awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country hold events to tell the story of the work they do, and the stories of hungry Canadians assisted by food banks.

Food Banks Canada, along with its provincial members and food banks across the country, are asking all Canadians to mark Hunger Awareness Week - to make a positive impact on the issue of hunger across the country.

Close to 850,000 individuals turn to food banks for support each month and close to 4 million Canadians are food insecure.

More than 800 food banks and 2,900 agencies work across Canada to assist Canadians in need.

Find out more at www.hungerawarenessweek.ca.