Thousands turn to food banks in Ontario
November 28, 2006 – 12:24 pm
By: Anne Winstanley
Toronto – More people turn to food banks in Ontario than any other province.
A new report from the Ontario Association of Food Banks reveals that more than 330,000 people use food banks every month.
“We see it every day," said Sandy Singers, Chair of the OAFB and Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food Bank in Kingston. “They are our friends and neighbours and they are hungry for change."
Since 2001, the number of people going to a food bank has increased by almost 19-per cent.
The report also shows those hardest hit by hunger: over 40 per cent are children, almost 20 per cent are Ontarians with disabilities, and 17 per cent are working people.
By: 680news.poor people on 十一月 28, 2006 at 6:17 下午