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Food Banks Across Canada

51% of Net Profits to Support Food Banks

Contactsforless.ca is launching a brand new food-charity project as we are experiencing this unsettling COVID-19 crisis. When you choose this charity you are enabling us to donate 51% or more of our net profits to an assortment of charities across Canada including critically-important food banks across our great nation. In other words, this is a time when we MUST come together for the good of the nation and the world and you are now a part of that great effort.

Help those most in need of food in times like these…

As you probably can figure out all by yourself, two things are true. One – we all need food to survive. Two – when times get really tough, the poorest and the most vulnerable (poor families, seniors, disabled, etc.) have a much harder time getting resources. That is why we are launching this “Food Banks Across Canada” project.

In Canada, we have been doing a good job of lowering the poverty rate. But the reality is that tens of thousands of Canadians still go hungry every night, and many are seniors, disabled and children. If that doesn’t break your heart, we don’t know what will.

COVID-19 has changed everything!

During the COVID-19 virus outbreak, distribution is being bottlenecked, resources are scarce, and those with more resources and income are more able to afford buying food online or have the time to go to the store whenever they need to in order to purchase groceries. Those who are “working poor” or even unemployed may not have the money, time or even ability to get to a store.

We need to do more. Period. As a result, we are doing what we can. You can help too. Just buy contact lenses with us Canada. It is pretty easy. Food banks is a great way to start. Yes – there is much to do, but if the poorest and most vulnerable can’t get access to food, there is little chance they can improve their own lives. Sometimes people just need a hand. Your hand with our hand is a great way to get that accomplished!

Work with us!

Yes. Work with us why don’t you? There is no other website in Canada like us – and certainly no other contact lens company like ours. Buy from us and you will see the difference. We are the fastest growing contact lens site in Canada. Why? Because we do everything differently.

To learn more about how food insecurity is a serious problem in Canada, click here.

To see how many non-profits we support with donations, click here.

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Mercury Rising In Fish

Avoid Fish Or Not?

Eating fish and seafood in general is becoming a health risk. Yes, we need to clean up our planet and deal with pollution, food packaging and overpopulation but before we get there, you need to know the dangers. For example foods like tuna and swordfish and other popular seafood often carry high very levels of mercury.

So what are we to do? Good question. Consider what we are all doing every day to increase waste. Consider your body and how to best protect it. Lots of concerns. No easy answers. All the best #canada🍁

Here is a great list we found at the link at the bottom of this post. Eat wisely and let’s all work together to save our amazing planet (and ourselves).


Fish and Shellfish Lowest in Mercury

Eat two to three servings a week of the following fish (pregnant women and small children should not eat more than 12 ounces or two servings):

  • Anchovies
  • Catfish
  • Clam
  • Crab
  • Crawfish
  • Croaker (Atlantic)
  • Flounder
  • Haddock
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Mackerel (North Atlantic, Chub)
  • Mullet
  • Oyster
  • Perch (The FDA lists this on the low list, but the NDRC lists it as moderate or high)
  • Pollock
  • Salmon
  • Sardine
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp
  • Sole
  • Squid
  • Tilapia
  • Trout
  • Whitefish

Fish With Modest Amounts of Mercury

Eat six servings or fewer per month (pregnant women and small children should avoid these):

  • Bass (Saltwater, Striped, Black)
  • Buffalofish
  • Carp
  • Cod (Alaskan)
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Monkfish
  • Perch (freshwater)
  • Snapper
  • Skate
  • Tilefish (Atlantic)
  • Tuna (canned chunk light)

Fish High in Mercury

Eat three servings or less per month (pregnant women and small children should avoid these):

  • Bluefish
  • Grouper
  • Sea Bass (Chilean)
  • Mackerel (Spanish, Gulf)
  • Croaker (White, Pacific)
  • Sablefish
  • Perch (ocean)
  • Tuna (canned albacore, yellowfin)

Fish Highest in Mercury

The FDA lists these choices to avoid eating:

  • King mackerel
  • Marlin
  • Orange Roughy
  • Shark
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish (from the Gulf of Mexico)
  • Tuna (Bigeye, Ahi)
  • Bluefish and grouper: The National Resources Defense Council adds these to the list of those to avoid.

Good article to be found at

https://www.verywellfit.com/the-best-types-of-fish-for-health-2223830

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