Juliana Sprott, President of the Sprott Foundation, believes that philanthropic efforts to relieve homelessness and hunger must focus on enabling and sustaining human dignity.
Everyone is worthy. Everyone deserves honour and respect.
Simply because someone is homeless, doesn’t mean there should be no access to basic services or to fresh, healthy food. Juliana prefers funding of fresh food initiatives over funding canned food drives.
Goal #1: No Poverty
Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
Goal #2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.
If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people and protecting the environment.
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