The first time Amanda Dauvin had French bread, it came from the food bank. Her parents were facing enormous financial and social challenges—putting Dauvin on the streets at age 14—but for that one meal, she felt like royalty.
“I’d never had anything like it in my life; it was the best thing ever,” recalls Dauvin. “Someone might not know what a huge difference they can make with a small action—even a donation of bread.”
Now a parent herself, Dauvin is passionate about raising awareness around poverty, homelessness and the periphery of homelessness—conditions where the axe is always swinging just above a family’s head. In our latest This is AMA video, the Edmonton woman shares her powerful journey from sleeping on park benches to becoming a successful speaker and children’s author.
Every act of kindness has a ripple effect.You can make a difference for someone who needs it by donating to your local food bank through AMA’s Fill Our Fleet campaign.