November 27, 2017
Re: Too many Cowichan children struggling
I read this article this past Wednesday with some sadness. It is not that I was unaware of the ugly statistic that our Valley has the highest child poverty rate in B.C. but rather that this shameful message needs to keep playing out time and time again — our Valley children are in need of help — our Valley children are going hungry and are powerless to do something about it and as noted by this article, hunger, poor nutrition and poverty have multiple impacts, today and in the future.
In my own view, I believe that the days of this falling on one or two or more non profits, clubs or churches doing the very best they can with often limited resources to come up individually with the solution to this problem are long gone.