He hasn’t eaten in a week and he turns to tea to stave off hunger pangs. He gives what little food he has to his five children, who are between the ages of one-and-a-half and 11. ~ Global News
This is Canada – a place where no one should have to go without food. And yet many families go to bed having eaten far too little (or nothing at all).
Food prices in the North are so much higher than anywhere else in Canada. Because of transportation costs, food costs can be prohibitive. Families struggling with low wages or unemployment are unable to buy enough food to feed their children.
Through Helping Our Northern Neighbours, Welcome To The Zoo will be matched with a family that needs help with groceries.
Here’s how it works: we purchase pantry food items, consumables and toiletries here in southern Ontario, pack it up and ship it to our matched family.
The cost of food in Southern Ontario is very reasonable, and by shopping sales, I’m able to buy enough groceries to fill a box once a month. However, shipping costs will run around $100-$150 for each shipment.
This is where I need your help.
I would love to see the Welcome To The Zoo readers rally to help feed the family we’ve been matched with!
Can you spare $5, $10 or even $20 to help feed a hungry family? Any amount will go completely toward the cost of shipping.
Will you help?
Click below to donate by Paypal. If you prefer to use cash, email money transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.[paypal-donation]
For more information on Helping Our Northern Neighbours, take a look at these articles: