Raise Awareness for Women in Poverty

Today becomes the first Male Ambassador at the London Food Banks’ Fourth Anniversary Tampon Tuesday event designed to raise awareness in providing dignity for London women living in poverty. “The London Food Bank has taken two of the things I hold most dear – community service and networking – and found a way to combine them. For a simple donation of a box of tampons or pads, you socialize with other like-minded people, while simultaneously helping disadvantaged women with a very basic need.”

“I would especially like to thank fellow Londoner Mandi Fields for starting this project. Several years ago, she noticed that the London Food Bank was lacking in a very important product: women’s personal hygiene supplies. So she got to work to fix this and what a difference one person can make. Today, Tampon Tuesday draws a huge crowd and it has even spread to other cities. As a result, the London Food Bank – not to mention food banks in other Canadian cities – are much better equipped to serve the less fortunate women in our communities. This is the kind of proactive individual thinking that makes London the best city in Canada.

Over 20 women attended the first Tampon Tuesday event on April 7, 2009 – they donated one package of feminine hygiene products and discovered an interesting new way to network their business. To date, more than 10,000 boxes have been donated.