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Share my next meal: Students challenge communities to help food banks

Share my next meal: Students challenge communities to help food banks
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You can finally justify your food uploads on social media, because three students from the University of The Fraser Valley found a way to use the foodie-post obsession to help local food banks.

Global Development students Kara Hanson, Carolina Silva and Cydney Myers started the homelessness awareness campaign “Share My Next Meal.” The goal is to bring awareness of poverty and hunger to local communities and to encourage people to donate to food banks all year long, not just at Christmas-time.

The challenge is simple. Take a photo of your next meal, hashtag it #sharemynextmeal, donate a portion of the cost of that meal to your local food bank or through a chimp account that can be found on the website. Lastly, challenge three friends to take part in the challenge.

“What most people do not realize is that poverty is right here in our own communities,” according to the website. “Share My Next Meal is a Canadian campaign that has already seen action from coast to coast and even internationally in the US, UK, Mexico, Portugal and even Thailand.”

You can find more information about the challenge on the website.


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