Did You Know / Student Speaks

Did You Know?

Kids are going hungry.  There are enough kids in Hamilton (using the food bank) to fill 370 classrooms. (Tom Cooper, Director of Hamilton Rountable for Poverty Reduction)

Hamilton Food Share reported in March 2013 [that] 1,067 post-secondary students used local off-campus food banks. (Hamilton Spectator, this is in addition to the on-campus food bank)

Students Speak...

I have learned through volunteering that it's okay to not have the answers.  I hope that the kids we work with will come to know that they are special and valued. (Heather O'Halloran, student CVA Facilitator at the Beasley Breakfast Program)

Community Volunteer Action has opened my eyes to the social issues in Hamilton a lot better than reading any article would.  It has given meaning to my volunteer work, and I think that in years from now I can see myself still working with under-served populations. (Cheryl Young, student CVA Facilitator at LAF Afterschool Program, Welcome Inn)