It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood….especially in downtown Hamilton’s Gore Park.  Today CFMU is producing a live broadcast of their program, In the Neighbourhood, hosted by Jamie “Gunner” Smith and Matt Jelly until noon today.  The radio show “…focuses on local issues and events in Hamilton, with a focus on promoting the people, organizations and businesses who make our neighbourhood livable.”  Today is an especially important broadcast for the city and its local food banks.  The hosts have decided to bring the show to Gore Park to raise awareness for the food shortage that local food banks are experiencing at this time.  They are encouraging all those that can, to donate non-perishable food items to the Welcome Inn Food Bank.

The food crisis that we face today is something that we can sometimes overlook.  To find out more about food and sustainability, visit the Mohawk College Library for resources to keep you informed.  Poverty touches more people in this country than we’d care to admit.  Learn more about poverty, how to face this problem and help be part of the solution, with information from the library.  If you can’t make it to the broadcast this morning, but want to make a difference, you can!  Check out the gardening efforts of the Hamilton Victory Gardens, a not-for-profit organization providing local, organic, fresh produce to Hamilton’s marginalized population through local food banks and hot meal programs.  The Pay It Forward committee of Mohawk College is another great way to support the community.  Join the PIF SOS group, and change the world one act of kindness at a time.  Each of us can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

“There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.” – Ed Asner

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