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Grocery stores distributed apples and a postcards to celebrate the International Eradication of Poverty.

WOODSTOCKOxford County residents were handed healthy snacks at grocery stores Friday as part of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

Community Outreach Engager with Compass Robin House says it was part of their ChewOnThis! campaign.

"We are here simply today to hand out apples with a fridge magnet and a postcard that people can mail into the government, to our Prime Minister and let them know that we, as a community, want a poverty plan."

"I find a lot of people aren't even aware that we don't have a poverty plan," said House. "I think that's the biggest shock of all. People realizing 'what?!' When you don't have to access a food bank, you don't realize how many people have a food insecurity and how hard it is for people to put food on the table."

"For everybody to be a productive community member, you have to have a food security. When you are hungry, you can't think, you can't help others because you can't help yourself at that point and as a community, I think we all need to come together and make sure everybody has food security."

For more information on the campaign visit ChewOnThis.ca.

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