By Rosalind Russell – Food Banks Canada recently reported that nearly 20% of Canadians are living with food insecurity, and a newly created award will recognize and support community heroes who lend their talents and time to helping others.
With the cost of food, rent, gas, and other essentials at a 30-year high, families across Canada are struggling.
Food banks are being stretched to their limits — just as families need them more than ever.
Thankfully, there are amazing people across the country that do step up during the holiday season by donating turkeys, cooking in a community kitchen, or volunteering at a local food bank.
This year, these holiday heroes will be recognized through the first-ever Wishbone Awards – and nominations are now open!
Think Turkey is organizing the Wishbones Awards for those who embody the Christmas Spirit, not only at food banks, but with other initiatives to help people in the community.
People are invited to nominate a deserving individual by sharing their story and eight people will each receive a $2,500 grant to further fund their community efforts.
The successful applicants will also have their story shared nationally to inspire others.
The deadline to nominate someone is November 15th and more information on how to do so is available at my espanola / algomamanitoulin now dot com
Visit www.ThinkTurkey.ca/Wishbone from November 2-15 to make your nominations.
Photo: Nominations are open for a unique new award to recognize giving individuals and/or organizations that give back to the community. Logo provided.