Over 860,000 Canadians use a food bank every month.1 That’s nearly 1 out of every 36 Canadians, with close to 4 million Canadians living in food insecure households—nearly 1 out of every 9 of our fellow citizens.2 Think of it like this: when our kids look around their elementary or high school classrooms, there is a strong chance they are seeing at least a few people who genuinely question where their next meal will come from.
It’s why the work of Food Banks of Canada, and their network across the country, is so important. Every year they bring hope and nourishment to hundreds of thousands of people who depend on it. Their work is a gift to our whole country, and we are proud to play a small part in it.
The holidays are a time when hunger hits a little harder—when an army of Food Bank volunteers goes to work helping their neighbours. So, to celebrate the season Egg Farmers of Canada wanted to surprise some of these volunteers with a delicious and nutritious breakfast hosted by none other than our friend, Chef Lynn Crawford:
Celebrate your community and join the #RecipesThatGive movement
Chef Lynn knows that the holiday season is all about caring—caring for ourselves and caring for those we love. “The simple act of caring or sharing a cherished recipe can bring a lot of joy into someone’s life,” she says with a smile.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re calling on all our fellow Canadians to set aside some time for friends and neighbours who need us. Bring joy to someone’s life by sharing a cherished recipe or a meal on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RecipesThatGive, or by supporting your local food bank.
Click here to learn more about #RecipesThatGive and how you can take part.
“Everything helps. And never take for granted what you have. Take a little snapshot of your life, see what you have in your kitchen, and never take it for granted,” says Chef Lynn.