Donations of money can help food banks buy much-needed items that aren’t commonly donated, such as baby formula.
According to a report released today by the Bank of Montreal (BMO), Canada’s average Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate soared to 2.4 per cent this year: a 1.5 per cent increase compared to last year’s 0.9 per cent. The inflation rate in Toronto alone exceeded the national average to reach three per cent.
It is difficult enough to find a vegetarian restaurant,but to come across a vegetarian food bank is a pleasant surprise. Scarborough is the home to the only vegetarian food bank in North America.
“We often have shortages,” Kathie Collins-Williams said. “We only distribute on Tuesdays and Thursdays but by Thursday afternoons we are running out completely.”
In the lead up to Thanksgiving, Canada’s largest food bank has urged Torontonians to look beyond the provincial election and spare a thought for the city’s hungry.
Nancy Jenter’s city is no longer Toronto the Good. As a welfare recipient and food bank patron, Jenter says she knows first-hand how Toronto treats its underprivileged citizens. “Poor people are being left to rot in Toronto,” she said. “The rents are over the roof. Lots of the jobs are part-time. Don’t tell me that […]
The good news: This food bank is thriving. The bad news: This food bank is thriving.