Tag: hunger

GivingTuesday – A National Day of Giving

iSpeech Happening the Tuesday right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two major days for commerce, GivingTuesday is a national day dedicated to giving! It’s a day when Canadian charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate giving and give back. Join the movement! Let’s...

POVERTY = EARLIER DEATH

Powered by iSpeechThe article "It's time to prescribe healthy incomes", in the Winnipeg Free Press stated income has the most power influence because it impacts a persons access to other health determinants such as education, employment, housing and food security.  As a whole these determinants have a far greater...

Hungry? …………… More Are

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechIn 2014 61,691 people were assisted by Foodbanks in Manitoba.  This is a 52.5% increase from 2008.  Manitoba had the highest percentage increase among all Canadian provinces.  The HungerCount 2014 report captures the reality of hunger in this first world nation. As a country and a province we are...

Realities of poverty

https://www.ispeech.orgBetween 2008 and 2014 Food Bank usage in Manitoba increased by 50.5%.  During that same time period Oak Table saw it's daily attendance multiply three-fold. Hunger is a persistent problem in our country and in our city.  Many of us think about the poor at Christmastime when toy and...