We’ve reached Food Freedom Day

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Local agricultural organizations donated to the local food banks today as part of Food Freedom Day. Back row, from left, Joe Grootenboer, River Bell Market Garden; Jacques Tetreault, Chatham-Kent Essex Christian Farmers; Joe Vanek, Grain Farmers of CK District 2; Capt. Stephanie Watkinson of the Salvation Army; Bob Daniels of Farm Credit Canada; and Mike Buis, Kent Cattlemen's Association. Front row, Louis Roesch, Kent Federation of Agriculture; Rhonda Dickson of the Salvation Army; Brenda LeClair, Outreach for Hunger, MaryAnne Udvari, Kent Federation of Agriculture; and Adam Stallaert, Kent Federation of Agriculture.
Local agricultural organizations donated to the local food banks today as part of Food Freedom Day. Back row, from left, Joe Grootenboer, River Bell Market Garden; Jacques Tetreault, Chatham-Kent Essex Christian Farmers; Joe Vanek, Grain Farmers of CK District 2; Capt. Stephanie Watkinson of the Salvation Army; Bob Daniels of Farm Credit Canada; and Mike Buis, Kent Cattlemen’s Association. Front row, Louis Roesch, Kent Federation of Agriculture; Rhonda Dickson of the Salvation Army; Brenda LeClair, Outreach for Hunger, MaryAnne Udvari, Kent Federation of Agriculture; and Adam Stallaert, Kent Federation of Agriculture.

Friday was Food Freedom Day in Canada. It’s the day when the average Canadian has earned enough income to pay for his or her grocery bill for the full year.

In Canada, the event took place 37 days into the year. According to the Kent Federation of Agriculture (KFA), Canadians are able to celebrate this day much earlier than people in many other countries.

 

The Kent Federation of Agriculture recognized Food Freedom Day by co-ordinating local food donations to the Salvation Army and Outreach for Hunger in Chatham-Kent.

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  1. Let's use $11 an hour, since that seems to be the going rate here in Chatham. $11 @ 8 hours per day $88 x 40 days, no days off. $3520 divide by 52 weeks $67 per week. Guess it could work if you never buy meat.

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