Sarnia-Lambton residents are committed to wiping-out poverty and hunger in the community.

Around 80 people gathered for a poverty reduction rally Friday afternoon at City Hall to raise awareness to the issue.

Over 850,000 Canadians use the food bank on a monthly basis, one in three of them being children. Since 2008, food banks have seen a 28% increase in use.

The rally was part of the Dignity for All Campaign, which is aimed at creating a federal anti-poverty plan.