Teams will be out on the streets of Charlottetown, Cornwall and Summerside Tuesday to mark Oct. 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The volunteers will pass out “Chew on This” bags containing an apple, a refrigerator magnet and a post card to be sent to the prime minister of Canada.

In Canada this is a cross-country event sponsored by two national organizations, Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice. The P.E.I. event is sponsored by the P.E.I. Coalition for a Poverty Eradication Strategy and the MacKillop Centre for Social Justice.