Every year on October 17, Dignity for All marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

With over 80 events in every province and territory, Chew On This! 2017 was our most far-reaching year yet. Participants handed out over 20,000 postcards and talked to thousands in their communities across the country.

Poverty activists and people passionate about human rights, called for a Federal Anti-Poverty Plan to eradicate poverty and hunger for the 860,000 people in Canada who use food banks each month and the millions of others struggling to get by.

In 2017, on the 5th anniversary of Chew on This!, more groups than ever across the country joined us as we drew attention to poverty and food insecurity in Canada. Volunteers handed out Chew on This! lunch bags and materials and engaging passersby on food insecurity and the need for a national anti-poverty plan.

Check out our photos gallery of 2017 events to see volunteers’ updates and photos of their events from across Canada.

For more information, please contact Michèle Biss.