HAW 2022 – World Food Day Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge

World Food Day – Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge

World Food Day, October 16th, was established in 1981 to spread awareness   about world hunger, poverty, and to inspire change and is celebrated in 150 countries worldwide. This year’s theme isLeave No One Behind… Better Production, Better Nutrition, a Better Environment and a Better Life”

“2022 finds us with an ongoing pandemic, conflict, a climate that won’t stop warming, rising prices and international tensions; all of which are affecting global food security. So, we need to inspire governments, communities, and individuals to support the development of a sustainable world where everyone, everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food.” FAO

With this in mind, the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society, as part of their continued work in addressing community food security issues, is recognizing World Food Day on October 16th with the Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge as part of Homelessness Action Week (HAW), October 8 – 16, 2022. 

The challenge will invite community members to visit local eateries to support local business while also providing them with an opportunity to raise funds for community food security initiatives that provide access to food, training, and other opportunities. What will be supported will depend on the amount of funds raised.

How the promotion will work:  Between Oct 8-16, 2022, participating eateries ask their customers to contribute to the challenge.  It is up to every business to decide the amount to collect and how. 

Eateries could:

  • Identify a particular food item and a % of the proceeds that will be donated from it
  • Ask customers to add a set amount to their bill (i.e., $1.00) 
  • Set up a collection can at the counter

What is provided: Signage for each eatery to post to inform customers of their participation. All participating businesses will also be highlighted in World Food Day and HAW promotional materials.

How to participate: It is as simple as filling out the registration form (https://forms.gle/BohqVRL4FpdG5NPA9) and letting us know how you want your customers to contribute. Once your information has been received, we will follow up with you to answer any questions you may have.

Registration Deadline: NOON Wednesday September 21, 2022 

Need more information?  

Please contact Betina Wheeler, NWHCS Coalition & Projects Coordinator at newwesthcs@gmail.com

Homelessness Action Week (HAW) 2022

The Community Engagement Working Group has been hard at work planning this years activities and we think it is going to be the best HAW yet!

Saturday October 8th – HAW Kick off at Holy Trinity Cathedral – Community brunch, giveaways, storytelling walk…

Sunday October 9th – no activities – Thanksgiving

Monday October 10th – Thanksgiving Meal at Union Gospel Mission

Tuesday October 11 – Community Breakfast, CONNECT Day, Holy Trinity Clothing Boutique, Flu shots…

Wednesday October 12 – Two Pay Cheques Away New West Pilot – FREE haircuts, Film Night…

Thursday October 13 – Community Connections Agency Walk

Friday October 14 – HAW in Hyack Square – Learn about the new Homelessness Action Strategy, UGM Community Van…

Saturday October 15 – no activities – Municipal Election Day

Sunday October 16 – Pasta Amazing Community Lunch

We would like to express our appreciation to Leona at Greens and Beans in Sapperton who is fundraising all of September for HAW. Proceeds raised will support the purchase of basic needs items that will be distributed during HAW!

We are also inviting all local eateries to participate in the Leave No One Behind Community Eatery Challenge from October 8 – 16 in recognition of World Food Day on October 16th.The challenge will invite community members to visit eateries to support local business while also providing the businesses with an opportunity to raise funds for community food security initiatives that provide access to food, training and other opportunities. What will be supported will depend on the amount of money raised. Between Oct 8-16, participating eateries can choose how their customers can contribute. We will promote the Eatery’s during HAW on social media and in our promo. We have one restaurant already that plans to set up a collection a can at their counter and also donate 5% of food sales during the week. Eateries can register here.

If you would like to get involved in anyway please reach out to Betina, Coalition and Projects Coordinator

Homelessness Action Week October 11 – 17, 2020 #HAW2020

#HAW2020 Official Poster

New Westminster #HAW2020 Official Calendar

Activity Posters:

Thanksgiving Monday Takeaway Lunch courtesy of the BC Nurses Union and the Salvation

Tuesday Community Dialogue: What can we do to address the housing crisis in New Westminster? Lower Mainland Purpose Society

Wednesday NW Outreach Health Clinic and Women and Children’s Dental Hygiene Care Clinic

Flu Immunization Clinics (All Welcome)

Tuesday October 13, 2020

9:30 am – 11:30 am Holy Trinity Cathedral 514 Carnarvon St.

Thursday October 15, 2020

9:30 am – 11:30 am Lookout’s The Russell, Honeymoon Suite (Carnarvon/Alexander St.)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm St. Barnabas 1010 5th Ave.

Friday October 16th, 2020 WORLD FOOD DAY – Celebrating our Local Food Heroes

Watch New Westminster Community Food Action’s Facebook page from October 11 – 16 as we recognize our local food heroes. The community is also encouraged to do a shout out to your local food heroes on October 16 using #WorldFoodDay #FoodHeroes and #EverbodyNeedsToEat. Food Heroes will be entered into a prize draw!

If you would like to support #HAW2020 in any way please contact Betina, the Coalition and Projects Coordinator.