News Bring a packed lunch to work and support local food banks SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Monday, Sep. 21st, 2015 The Anti-Hunger Coalition is challenging Timmins businesses this week for National Hunger Awareness Week. The challenge is to have everyone in the office bring a brown bag for lunch, or to have an office pot-luck. Then donate all of the money the office would have spent on lunch that day to one of our local food banks. The focus of the annual campaign this year is to bring awareness to food insecurity. Food bank usage has gone up by 25 per cent over the last seven years. Of the 850,000 Canadians who rely on food banks, almost 40 per cent are kids. There are events going in Timmins this week to support the national campaign. Monday September 21: Campaign kick-off and food resource information session at the Community Food Bank. 6:00pm to 8:00pm Brown bag lunch challenge “Bowlful of Breakfast” Cereal Drive at the Red Cross Tuesday September 22: Canning workshop at the Porcupine Health Unit. 6:00pm to 7:30pm Brown bag lunch challenge “Bowlful of Breakfast” Cereal Drive at the Red Cross Wednesday September 23: Brown bag lunch challenge “Bowlful of Breakfast” Cereal Drive at the Red Cross Thursday September 24: Collective cooking workshop at 100 Second Avenue. 6:00pm to 8:00pm Brown bag lunch challenge “Bowlful of Breakfast” Cereal Drive at the Red Cross Friday September 25: Hunger awareness fair at the Community Food Bank. 12:00pm to 2:00pm If you’re going to take part in the brown bag challenge, email email@example.com so they can recognize your efforts.