Category: Zero Hunger

Trick or Treating for Canned Goods

  Halloween has always been children’s favourite time of the year for the tradition of dressing up and trick-or-treating at night. However, when you find students collecting non-perishable goods instead of candies amongst groups of cheerful children, you might wonder: why would anyone prefer collecting canned foods as opposed to delicious candies? As you may or may not be aware of, hunger affects every community regardless of the size of its presence. According to Food Banks Canada, over 850,000 people of all backgrounds turn to food banks for help on a monthly basis. Halloween for Hunger, or WE Scare...

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One Taka Meal

Every second a person dies of hunger. Right now, more than 1 billion people suffer from hunger. This means that 1 in every 6 people on Earth don’t get enough food to live a healthy life. An organization called “Bidyanondo” is working to solve this problem in Bangladesh through there project “One Taka Meal”. What is “One Taka Meal”? One Taka Meal is a very new and unique program began by Bidyanondo, which refers to ‘food for a single penny’. Under this program hundreds of street dwelling children,beggars, elderly people and physically and mentally challenged people hanging around streets or stations get their...

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