Skip to comments.Food bank use rises across Canada
Posted on 11/16/2010 5:20:39 PM PST by dynachrome
Food bank use across Canada is at the highest level since 1997, with nearly 900,000 people turning to them in March 2010, says a survey released Tuesday.
Food bank use across Canada is at its highest level since 1997. (CBC) The HungerCount 2010 survey found that 867,948 people used food banks in March 2010, an increase of 9.2 per cent or more than 73,000 people compared with the previous year. The figure was 28 per cent higher than in 2008.
"This is a reality check. Food banks are seeing first-hand that the recession is not over for a large number of Canadians," Katharine Schmidt, executive director of Food Banks Canada, which co-ordinated the annual national study, said in a statement.
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Food Banks Canada made several recommendations to address the issue including:
"Implementing a national poverty prevention and reduction strategy.
Creating a federal housing strategy.
Maintaining current levels of federal transfer payments to provincial, territorial, and First Nations governments.
Addressing rates of low income among seniors."
Ain't socialism grand?
Tragic news from Canada.
The Canadians are starving ping, eh?
My family members in Vancouver just told me a week ago it tripled in Vancouver..home of the last Winter Olympics. It doesnt help that for the past week it’s been -4 and snowing constantly so the shelters are packed full.
She knows a lot of the food she gives out gets sold so her clients can buy booze and smokes. Go figure.
I have driven a guy I know (I used to drink like him. I stopped. he did not) to the local food/help center. Bread was always free to anyone. TP was a big item. LOL
Who uses these food banks?
The nonproductive, who expect the rest of us to look after them. It's happening everywhere.
Are you fed up yet? Who is John Gault? Us.
I thought Canada was doing better than the US, banking wise.
Just some socialist/marxist group trying to rip off more $$$ from the system. The “poor” probably get 50% at best.
Free Stuff will always have increasing demand.
Some of them are the unproductive, but I think at least some of them were once productive but now unemployed.
Hasn’t Canada been experiencing a wave of immigration from non-traditional-Canadian-immigrant-stock countries for years now?
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