Can you imagine how tough it would be to get through your day-to-day life if you were constantly hungry? How about dealing with the stress of not knowing where your next meal will come from? The reality is hunger, also known as food insecurity, is a real issue in Canada. According to Food Banks Canada more than 850,000 Canadians rely on the support of food banks every month, and children make up almost 40 per cent of that number!

People who access food banks come from all walks of life. Some people need support over longer periods, but most require help only occasionally or for a short period of time. Employment doesn’t automatically guarantee that a family won’t struggle to provide enough food. In fact, nearly one in six households that accessed a food bank in 2016 included someone who was employed.

Fueled by stats like these, we can continue to commit to reducing hunger in our communities by supporting our local food banks – together.

Since 2014, Ford Dealerships have served as the retail drop-off location for monetary and non-perishable donations within their communities for the entire month of October.

To date, Ford Dealers have been responsible for an additional 625,000 lbs (283 500 kg) of food reaching food banks in need. That’s enough food to feed almost 500 families 3 meals a day for an entire year!

This year, our goal is to collect 350,000 pounds (158 700 kg), and we can’t do it without your help!

Join us in our mission to scare away hunger this October. Not only will you be contributing to your local community, you’ll be raising awareness of the root causes of hunger.

It doesn’t take a big commitment to make a big impact. Find out more right here, right now!