Unifor is contributing to food banks nationwide to aid children and adults facing hunger in communities across Canada.
“Unifor members are an integral part of their local communities and as a union we want to do our part to help eradicate hunger and ensure that everyone has enough to eat this holiday season,” said National President Jerry Dias.
With people struggling to get by due to underemployment, stagnant wages and the rising cost of living, many turn to local food banks for extra support. As Canada’s largest private sector union, Unifor responds annually to the crisis facing thousands of Canadian families.
This year 48 food banks will receive a total of $135,000.00 jointly provided by the Unifor Social Justice Fund, Unifor National and Unifor Regional Councils.
“Our union is pleased to support the important work of food bank organizations in helping those most in need,” said Unifor International Director Mohamad Alsadi.
According to the Campaign 2000 2018 National Report Card, one in six children in Canada are food insecure. The report also shows that poverty disproportionately discriminates against children in families that are lone female-led, racialized, newcomers, Indigenous or affected by disabilities.