An initiative called “Chew on This” has taken place in Hamilton and other Canadian cities, as part of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Food bank volunteers are serving up “food for thought” by handing out lunch bags on street corners.
The bags contain an apple and a postcard which can be sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging him to take a pro-active approach to eradicating poverty and hunger.
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction Chair Tom Cooper says the community is working together, better than ever before, but it’s not enough.
Cooper says they also need the provincial and especially the federal government at the table, noting that Canada lacks a national poverty, housing or child-care strategy.
Six thousand children, are among the 17 thousand Hamiltonians who rely on a Hamilton food bank each month.