Sunday, 18 March 2012

Today at the grocery store a few men were discussing which type of frozen french fries to buy: crinkle cut or straight cut. I couldn't help but think that it's a very Canadian problem to worry about which type of food to eat instead of worrying about if there will be any food to eat. But, it was only a fleeting thought because I knew I was wrong.
There are people all around the world who don't have enough food to eat and Canadians aren't an exception. In Canada, there are people that struggle with poverty.

I recently came across the Facebook page for Canadian Feed The Children (CTFC) and learned something new: CTFC serves many Canadian children healthy meals. I had heard of CTFC and knew that the organisation brings healthy food to many children in several countries. CTFC helps feed children in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti and Uganda; I didn't know that the organisation also helps feed vulnerable children in Canada.

Through school and after-school programs, many Canadian children are provided with healthy foods to help meet their nutritional needs. For many families, it is difficult to afford fresh fruit and vegetables to keep on hand. Vegetables trays and fruit are just some of the food that CFTC provides to vulnerable children.

I think it's worth having a look at the CTFC Facebook page because it presents useful information, photographs (like the one above) and stories that will touch your heart.

If you would like help in CTFC's efforts, you can volunteer, send an e-card, make a donation, or buy a children's cookbook. You can find out more by visiting the Canadian Feed The Children website.

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  1. Many people forget that these issues face us even here in Canada.

  2. Nora, this is a beautifully written piece. Your passion is definitely shown throughout your posts. More people need to hear about these issues so we can make a difference.

  3. My father, from whom I have now become estranged, is executive director of the Mississauga Foodbank. He always used to complain how hard it was to compete for donations with organizations solely devoted to helping empoverished people abroad. It's an interesting moral issue—-should we help our own first? I can imagine what Ron Paul would say.

  4. There's something super touching, and sad about starving CHILDREN in our own towns. More and more often we hear about the high ratio of people we regularly talk to that cant afford to eat properly, but my heart melts when someone talks about children in particular.

  5. Awesome post Nora, this was truly beautifully written and a pleasure to read. It definitely opened my eyes to an issue I don't like to think about. Keep up the good work

  6. Nora,what an excellant piece. Good for you in brining light to such an important issue. Keep up the excellent work!