PovertyJunnifer, Rashmi, Lekha, Jieun and Annie
Advocacy Statement We believe that food is a basic humanright. Food is an essential part oflife, necessary to maintain the goodhealth of body, mind and spirit of thechildren; therefore, we should cometogether as a community along with thegovernment to support the need ofessential food resources. As responsibleadvocates, it is our job to raiseawareness and take action in order toreduce poverty rates in Greater Toronto
United Nations MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDGs)
Definition of Poverty The state of having little or no moneyand few or no material possessions Income is below 50% of medianincome, adjusted for family size andlocation Urban area: after-tax is $21,851(loneparent with one child) Rural area: after-tax is $14,295http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIWroI1wymg-
Child Poverty in the GTA:Statistics 1 in 10 children lives in poverty The percentage of child poverty inNorth America are high compared toother developed countries.Ontario In 2007, 11.7% of Ontario’s childrenlived in poverty based on Low IncomeMeasure after Tax. Almost 6% of Ontario children lived farbelow the poverty line.
Poverty in Ontario 1 in 33 Ontarians use food banks Almost 40% are under 18 26% increase in food bank use 2008-2013
Poverty target on certaingroup Lone parent New immigrants Aboriginal people People with disabilities
The Cause of Poverty Low-wage Social assistance system The skills and credential recognitionpolicies for new immigrants Lower skills, education, or literacy Inequality in wages
Impact of Poverty Hunger can result in children’smalnutrition, cognitive delay and poor schoolperformance. Families who live in poverty have less money tobuy healthy food and they spend more money tobuy fast food. Fast food can cause obesity, heartproblems and several diseases. The governmenthave to spend more money to community andhealth services. “Higher risk of losing functioningvision, hearing, speech, mobility, and cognition” The children who are under poverty might havephysical, emotional developmental/cognitivedelays, so it will be hard for the Early ChildhoodEducator to plan the programs according to theage groups
Action Plan Interview with Louise Thomson at NorthYork Harvest Food Bank. Volunteering at North York HarvestFood BankOur group sorted approx.1665 poundsoffood during our 3-hours of sorting.We received training in health, safetyand expiry dates, issued on foodproducts.
Volunteer inNorth YorkHarvestsort food packages, cans and dry foods
Action Plan Food Drive at Centennial CollegeFOOD DAYNon- Perishable Food Items Needed!We will deliver it to a North York HarvestFood Bank .Donations will be accepted from:10:30 AM to12:30 PM in front of the CafeteriaDate: March 11-12, 2013http://www.beth-david.org/passover-food-drive-1-march-2013/
Follow up Survey Using CSR as a strategy to go aroundbusiness in the neighbourhoodbusiness to raise funds for the FoodBank.