Anti-poverty advocates from St. David’s Church took to the sidewalk in downtown Woodstock Monday to drum up support for a federal anti-poverty plan.

“Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty,” explained Carrol Morrison of the United Church Women. “We’re drawing attention to the fact that food insecurity affects the 860,000 people who use food banks in Canada.”

Volunteers handed out Chew on This! Campaign lunch bags containing an apple, a magnet and a postcard that says: “We need a plan to end poverty, food insecurity and homelessness in Canada.”