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Since Bikini Boot Camp
launched on May 4, you've probably rethought your diet
. You may have cut out junk food. Maybe you're forgoing your daily double-double. You could be making your portions smaller. Or perhaps you've stopped snacking
whenever you feel hungry.
Hunger. It's something that many dieters
grapple with. You're forever tempted to satisfy your hunger with just a bite
of chocolate. Just a half
a banana. Or, in my case, just a half
a dozen doughnuts
And although weight loss is a struggle, hunger really isn't as serious an issue for most of us as it could be. We're tempted by the goodies stashed in the cupboard. But what if the cupboard was bare?
What if your hunger struggle had less to do with willpower and more to do with cash flow?
Today is National Hunger Awareness Day
. This year, the need to help Canada’s hungry is more urgent than ever. In 2008, more than 700,000 Canadians were assisted by community food banks each month and more than a third were children. This year, Food Banks Canada is reporting a 20 per cent increase in the number of Canadians using their services.
With this steep increase in demand, food banks are finding it tough to keep their shelves stocked.
But you can help.
Did you know that if you donate to your local food bank between now and June 12 (that's next Friday), the Kraft Hunger Challenge will match your donation, dollar for dollar? Across Canada, they'll be matching donations up to $150,000.
Over the past five years, the annual Kraft Hunger Challenge has raised more than $2.5 million for food banks across Canada. This year, Food Banks Canada is hoping to surpass the over $500,000 raised through the Kraft Hunger Challenge in 2008.
Here's how you can donate:
- Online at www.foodbankscanada.ca (Online? Really? That's so handy!)
- By phone by calling 1-877-535-0958
- In person at all participating food banks
- By mail - send your donations to:
Food Banks Canada
c/o Kraft Hunger Challenge
2968 Dundas Street West, Suite 303
A tax receipt will be issued for all donations over $10. And the warm, fuzzy feeling you'll get from helping a fellow Canadian will satisfy you like no doughnut ever could.