Help Stop the Growl

Every day there are kids that go to school hungry and with a growl in their tummy, right here in the Lower Mainland. With your help we can ‘Stop the Growl’ and provide kids and their families with nutritious food and lifelong knowledge to eat well and be healthy.

Get Involved

Kids and families in the Lower Mainland deserve access to healthy and affordable food. You can join the campaign to help ‘Stop the Growl’ by making a donation, sharing a $15 nutritious recipe to feed a family of 4 and joining the movement to help spread the word about the critical need for food security in our communities.

How we are helping

United Way works to ‘Stop the Growl’ in the Lower Mainland by providing kids and their families with nutritious food and lifelong knowledge of how to eat well and be healthy. Last year 1.6 million snacks and meals were served to kids, families and seniors through United Way funded programs.

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22 PROGRAMS ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND

United Way invests in 22 specific food security programs across the Lower Mainland, to deliver this critical need. This is in addition to the many other programs we fund to supply nutritious food and snacks to build, nurture and strengthen our community.

 

Here are examples of some of the amazing programs United Way funds in the Lower Mainland

$15 Recipe Challenge

The average monthly cost of a nutritionally adequate, balanced diet for a family of four in British Columbia is $938. We know that many families in the Lower Mainland aren’t able to afford this type of basic nutritious food on a monthly basis.

 

To help bring awareness to this issue, United Way is asking food bloggers, partners and supporters like you to submit a healthy and affordable recipe, costing no more than $15 for a family of 4.

 

Thanks for joining the conversation and helping to bring greater awareness to food security in our community!

SPREAD THE WORD

Take a picture and share a healthy and affordable recipe, or your thoughts on food security in our community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and include the hashtag #stopthegrowl .

Twitter:

I took the @uwlm $15 recipe challenge ! Your turn! #stopthegrowl   tweet this

Lower Mainland families deserve access to healthy and affordable food. stopthegrowl.ca #stopthegrowl   tweet this

Facebook or Instagram:

I’m helping #stopthegrowl by raising awareness about the need for healthy and affordable food in our community. I took the $15 recipe challenge – your turn!  [Describe your homemade meal you shared]

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