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Give the Gift of Dignity This Holiday Season

Want to give the Gift of Dignity this Holiday Season?

Sign our Petition to Put Food in the Budget of our neighbours on social assistance. An immediate increase of $100/month to enable people to purchase healthy food is a gift that:

  • combats hunger and injustice
  • reduces reliance on our already over-burdened food banks and volunteers
  • is a start at eliminating some of the wasted  time and energy that goes into maintaining our systemic, second rate food system for the poor.
  • is a first step towards raising rates to adequate levels that reflect the real cost of living in Ontario.
  • restores the right of individuals to purchase their own healthy food
  • is simply the right thing to do.

Thanks to all of you who sign this petition and help to restore some balance in a world where Charity cannot redress poverty and inequity.

Sign the Petition here:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/put-food-in-the-budget.html

Discussion

2 Responses to “Give the Gift of Dignity This Holiday Season”

  1. i agree with this, im on OW and my total income for my daughter and mysef was 14,000 for 2011 including child support, special diet allowance,gst, or any credits. I appreciate what i get, but it is very stressful and depressing and somedays i wish to not wake up, then to have face another day of worry,and feeling like a sponge off society. thank you.

    Posted by bernadina | February 20, 2012, 8:55 am
  2. I wholeheartedly support this petition. Social assistance does not provide enough on a regular basis, so an extra $100 at Christmas is a very small amount. Please support this cause.

    Posted by Susan DeLisle | December 20, 2011, 6:23 pm

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