This week we will observe World Food Sunday
It was appalling to read that food charities outnumber grocery stores 4 to 1 in this country and served 6.7 million Canadians last year.
Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest - Canada’s largest food rescue organization, wrote in Monday’s Globe and Mail - that as if this isn’t bad enough - half of the food that we produce in Canada winds up in the landfill!
Clearly something is disastrously wrong when people are hungry in a rich, food-producing country like ours. In the article, Nikkel proposes changes that would address poverty, stop waste and make good food more available to everyone.
The United Church works to eliminate food insecurity locally and around the world. Visit www.united-church.ca/social-
Thank you for your support of foodbanks, the Mission and Service Fund and our church’s efforts to provide meals to hungry people on the Coast.