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Wednesday October 15th, 2014

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This Friday is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and social justice advocates will use the local lunch rush to serve up ‘food for thought’ on select city street corners.

This is all part of Dignity for All: The Campaign for a Poverty Free Canada.

Volunteers at are asking everyday Canadians to re-consider food charity as the solution to hunger and are calling for a federal plan to address poverty.

Volunteers will be handing out lunch bags at various locations across Windsor-Essex from noon until 1pm.

Locations include Windsor City Hall, the MediaPlex, the Essex County Civic Centre and the corners of Ouellette Avenue and University Avenue and Riverside Drive and Ouellette Avenue.

Instead of handing out free lunch, volunteers are brown bagging a call to action for the Prime Minister. They want him to take a proactive approach to eradicating poverty and hunger for the nearly 900,000 people who rely on food banks each month and millions of others struggling to get by.

Pathway to Potential is leading the local efforts and has partnered with the Downtown Mission of Windsor, Voices Against Poverty, and the University of Windsor’s Community Action Group to distribute 1000 brown bags across the region.

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