Loblaws recently announced it would offer a $25 gift card to Canadians impacted by its illegal price-fixing scheme on bread.
While this has raised some serious concerns, it is anticipated that hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of gift cards will be given out.
Some churches and agencies have suggested donating the cards. Acts of charity like this are needed, but consider coupling such donations with an act of justice, like making a call to your MPP urging systemic action to eliminate poverty.
Significant progress is being made to this end; and complementing charity with advocacy, community organizing and solidarity moves us closer to the goal of a poverty-free Ontario.
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Silvercreek Community Market at All Saints Lutheran Anglican Church Guelph