Rotary Club of Hillcrest are pleased to announce our VIRTUAL HUNGER CHALLENGE event the week of 28-30 May 2021. This event will raise monies to "BE THE POSITIVE FORCE THAT STRIDES FOR HUNGER ALLEVIATION INTERNATIONALLY"
The world is living through unprecedented times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing anxiety, uncertainty, and disruption. As is often the case, people living in hunger and poverty are likely to suffer the most. Though we may feel powerless and overwhelmed, we are not. Now is the time for us to stand up and make a difference. "TOGETHER WE CAN...ONE STEP AT A TIME"
COVID-19, HUNGER, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE
COVID-19 could cause extreme hunger to double
Malnutrition weakens peoples' immune system.
Children who are malnourished face long-term health and cognitive consequences.
Even people and families who do not contract the virus will be impacted by loss of work and wages.
Individuals detained in immigration facilities and prisons are especially vulnerable because of their close proximity to each other.
COVID-19 can affect all populations. But those who are older, especially with underlying medical conditions, are most at risk.