While many professionals have started working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local food banks are struggling to keep up with demand.
Health Canada has issued a statement encouraging Canadians to set aside a week’s supply of food, medicine and other household supplies. Unfortunately, this is not an option for Canadians who rely on food banks, many of whom have less than $8 per day to pay for their living expenses, including food and transportation, after rent is paid.
WeirFoulds lawyers Faren Bogach, Kayla Theeuwen and Megan Mah are asking for help in supporting the community during this unprecedented and trying time in which our neighbours in Toronto (a significant number of whom are children, seniors, and individuals living with disabilities), are particularly vulnerable.
The idea is a simple one: if you are now working from home, donate what you would have spent on a coffee or a lunch to the Daily Bread Food Bank. No donation is too small. The toonie that you would have spent on a tea or coffee, or the $15 that you would have spent on lunch – every dollar raised will help the Daily Bread Food Bank distribute one complete meal to a person in need.
Visit the Daily Bread Food Bank website to donate and join the #CommunityOverCOVID movement!
Work from home, feed the community. We are all in this together.