An event that encourages people to substitute one of their meals with a bowl of rice will raise funds to help fight local and global hunger.
Have a Rice Day takes place Dec. 10 and involves the public purchasing a button pin for $5 to support Abbotsford’s Hunger Response International (HRI).
Participants are also encouraged to collect as many quarters as they can in a bowl, and then send their donation to HRI. It’s estimated that it takes just 25 cents to feed a child for a day in a developing country.
Having a meal of only rice will help participants identify with people around the world who don’t have enough food to eat, says HRI director Lorri Sawatsky.
HRI funds initiatives such as the Rice Raiser campaign, which collects rice and other food items for local needs, as well as funds to help feed people around the world.
For more information or to obtain a button, visit hungerresponse.org or call 604-850-5891.