In honour of Hunger Awareness Week (September 17th to 22nd, 2017) the Agape Food Bank and Soup Kitchen has launched a Hunger Awareness Fundraising Challenge to help raise funds and awareness to issues faced by individuals who suffer from hunger or lack access to fresh and nutritious food.
I have been invited to participate in this local challenge as a “Hunger Awareness Champion” by eating only food items provided from the food bank for a single person over 6 days. I will be provided with a $10 allowance to spend on any food items for the week and may also choose 6 items from my personal pantry from a list of acceptable items, (including coffee, tea, spices, etc.). I am asked to refrain from eating out, attending gatherings where food is served and from any alcoholic beverages. I am also encouraged to attend the soup kitchen for at least one meal during the challenge week.
I welcome your meal planning and food preparation tips to stretch the food supply for the entire week. I will soon post the list of food and staples I have to available to me.
Finally, I am asked to solicit moral and financial support from those willing to pledge funds towards this 6-day challenge with a goal of raising $1000 for the Agape Centre. All donations over $20 will receive a charitable receipt from Agape. Please use the pledge form below to make a donation.
I have been asked to communicate my experience so I will share my experience daily via social media and other media interviews: I hope you will follow my story and add your comments to encourage me along.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/hungerawarenesschallenge/
Thank you for interest in the Hunger Awareness Challenge and for your support.
Debbie St John-de Wit, Executive Director