World Hunger Day is next week on Tuesday, May 31, and the day likely hits home for many in the lakecity and in its surrounding communities.
The Salvation Army food bank is again needing donations — its shelves are becoming more and more bare.
As our story on page A3 explains, the local food bank supports a catchment area of 44,000 people through its kitchen and hamper program.
The food bank is also unable to meet the rising need of donations.
In the past three weeks it has processed 43 new cases and this year has served 500 individuals a month, compared to the 50 who received assistance each month in 2007.
World Hunger Day serves as a reminder there are desperately hungry and starving people across the globe, many who suffer from malnutrition and many who die every day due to a lack of nutritious foods.
According to worldhunger.org, there were 925 million hungry people in the world, and while the majority don’t live in North America, there are people here who do need your support as well.
Many of the people in Williams Lake needing help had jobs but lost them due to the recession.
While some have found employment, others have not been as fortunate.
Remember, you too could have been placed in the same situation, not only worrying for yourself, but also for the rest of your family if you had the responsibility of supporting them.
Helping is easy.
During your lunch break at work or on your way home take a few minutes to stop by the Salvation Army with a donation so the many people (your friends, neighbours, loved ones, and even strangers) can be comforted by the one thing they desperately need — food.