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Aug
08 2012

Youth Day 2012

Syndicated from: Daily Bread Food Bank

Who says today’s youth don’t care about hunger? At this year’s Youth Day at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Daily Bread Food Bank showed up to prove just the opposite and help raise awareness about hunger in Toronto. The yearly event that draws in a crowd of around 30,000 offers entertainment, vendors, and a chance to visit various booths that help youth become aware of different events and causes. This year, the Daily Bread was hoping to help reach youth and make them aware and hopefully become engaged in fighting hunger by becoming more aware of the problems with poverty that exist in Toronto. Like most things in life, poverty awareness is best taught early by reaching out to youth in middle and high school with information on the volunteer opportunities that the Daily Bread has to offer. Youth can help spread the message to their peers and get involved as grade 9 student Sally did. “I wanted to help out with the community and it’s a good cause,” said Sally, who didn’t mind braving the July heat to help spread awareness among her peers. While working at the Daily Bread’s booth on Yonge St. this year, Sally was helping by collecting food and monetary donations and being a peer that other youths could reach out to for more information on the Daily Bread or where individuals in need can go for help. Statistics have come to show that only 1 in 4 individuals who are in need of food bank services are gaining access to the programs that they need. By reaching out at this year’s Youth Day Daily Bread hopes to help raise awareness of the services that they provide in the community, because if even one person is helped by this event then it can be called a success.

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