Chew on This! 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chew on This! 2018

Once again this year, the Poverty Roundtable HPE joined with Dignity For All to participate in 2018’s Chew On This! campaign. There were six members of the roundtable handing out campaign info along with an apple to people on the streets of Belleville and outside of businesses along Front St. The national campaign raises awareness of hunger, food insecurity and poverty across the country and coincides with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th. The 2018 campaign included postcards that could be sent to Prime Minister Trudeau highlighting the need for the recently released National Poverty Reduction Strategy to be legislated and included in the 2019 budget. The fresh apples put smiles on people’s faces and gave them some ‘food for thought’ in considering hunger and food insecurity across the region.

Volunteers handed out 115 bags and had many conversations with people about the local impacts of poverty and some possible solutions. It was encouraging to hear the number of people who were aware of the work of the Poverty Roundtable and some also shared stories about actions they are taking to address poverty and hunger in their own communities. There was also an opportunity for the public to engage on social media by writing their thoughts on poverty and the importance of having federal action on tackling the impacts of poverty along with the hashtag #ChewOnThis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and to those who used #ChewOnThis to show their support for eliminating poverty in Canada.

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