Kamloops. I am the 1st Vice President of the Kamloops Thompson Teachers’ Association. I really wanted to take this challenge because I see the needs that students in our classrooms all over the province face and I believe it is atrocious that hunger seems to be a huge obstacle to being able to learn. More and more children are coming into our classrooms without access to nutritious foods, and without it, have a far more difficult time concentrating and attending to what it happening in their classrooms.
I see our local food bank being accessed by families who should not have to rely on it, but do because often the subsidies our government gives struggling families is too small that they have to choose between food or shelter, not both. I commend the men and women who participated last year to bring awareness to such a serious issue. An injustice to one is an injustice to all!