Mr. Speaker, I would like to invite the people in Nickel Belt to support their local food banks.
More than 17,000 people visit the greater Sudbury food bank per month, and countless others depend on the food bank sites in Onaping Falls; Sturgeon Falls; Coniston; Garson, Valley East; and French River.
All these food bank locations, along with their incredible team of volunteers, have spearheaded countless fundraising efforts to ensure the most vulnerable do not go hungry.
Right now, the annual Edgar Burton food drive in Sudbury is taking place until December 15.
As the holidays approach, there is no better time to make a financial contribution or food donation, or to volunteer at a food bank.
Food banks are reporting that usage is up and there is a shortage of donations.
Let us help fight hunger and ensure that quality foods are available for seniors, families, children and all individuals who are in need.