National Hunger Awareness Week is May 6 to 10, 2013. Acording to the Hunger Awareness Week website, "Too many Canadians do not have enough income to pay for rent, bills, clothing for growing children, transportation, medication – and food. Food is unfortunately one of the most flexible household expenses, and it is often nutrition that suffers when money is tight". In 2012, close to 900,000 people were assisted each month by a food bank in Canada. This is essentially unchanged from 2010, and remains 31% above levels experienced before the 2008-2009 recession." In Saskatoon we receive approximately 12,000 requests for emergency food each month. Check out the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership website for some ways you can help make change in our community!