Maple Leaf Centre conducts awareness campaign
Mississauga-based charity The Maple Leaf Centre for Action Food Security has begun a campaign intended to raise awareness of the issue of food insecurity. The national campaign seeks to educate consumers about the approximately four million Canadians who experience hunger as a result of poverty or for geographic, health or social reasons. The digital campaign consists of online videos featuring two organization with which the charity collaborates: Food First NL of Newfoundland and FoodShare of Toronto. These are being accompanied by social media activities and online content at <http://www.feedopportunity.com>.
"The pervasive issue of hunger in Canada, which is deeply rooted in poverty, defies our national values and wealth as a nation," said Sarah Stern, director of the centre. "Public policy has a critical role to resolve this social injustice, supported by innovative community-led approaches that advance food security and human dignity."