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Host a party to help raise funds for The Big Social

Organizers want you to sign up as a host for your very own fundraiser party
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Throwing a party, and making sure it's as big as possible by all your friends and coworkers, might help you make a difference this November.

For the first time, Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) has launched a nation-wide campaign to raise money in a unique way.

They want you to sign up as a party host, and then ask your guests to bring money donations instead of party gifts or food.

CFCC Kitchener's Manager of Community Outreach, Derek Barnes, says the money will be used to cook, share and advocate for good food for everybody.

"We've got free community meals, we've got a community garden that we've built in the neighbourhood. We've got an advocacy program of neighbours helping neighbours, as well as a low-cost produce market that happens twice a week here in Stratford, and we take that market model to other places in the region as well, in our refrigerated green truck."

Barnes says the funds raised will benefit low-income Canadians who need better access to healthy food and food programs.

"Some of that money will go to Community Food Centres Canada to expand this model of the community food centre. We are trying to break down the stigma and indignity attached to accessing emergency food programs, and we invite all our neighbours to come and contribute to our food programs."

Thousands of Canadians and local Kitchener residents are expected to host meals in their homes and workplaces from November 1st to November 10th.

You can sign up to be a host here.


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