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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:14 PM

 

British Columbia: Food banks struggle to keep up with increasing demand

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Food banks struggle to keep up with increasing demand http://bc.ctvnews.ca/food-banks-struggle-to-keep-up-with-increasing-demand-1.1018712 … Our citizens starve while we spend billions on #drones #cdnpoli

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/food-banks-struggle-to-keep-up-with-increasing-demand-1.1018712

Food banks in the Tri-Cities are reporting a whopping 60 per cent increase in the number of people needing help in the last five years.

The report also shows the type of people using food banks has changed since the recession -- 11 per cent of users were employed.

“Canadians that actually go to work every single day still are not making enough to put food on the table,” said Marzena Gersho from Food Banks of Canada. “Higher paying jobs that you would see in natural resources… are really disappearing and people are moving into the service sector and of course those jobs just don't pay as well.”

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