1 in 7 Canadians are facing food insecurity since the pandemic began.
The effects of COVID-19 have had a lasting impact on Canadians in a multitude of ways, including the ability to access healthy, nutritious food items. Many in our local communities have had to turn to food banks, and because of the ongoing and increasing demands, these food banks have been struggling to remain stocked. Over the past year, there has been a 124% increase in people using non-profit food services and this number is expected to increase by 60% in 2023.
We are committed to combating food insecurity in our community. Each basket provides food bags filled with healthy, staple grocery items to feed a family in need for 1 month. Items include flour, oil, dates, sugar, lentils, chickpeas, pasta sauce, kidney beans, salt, rice, tea, tuna, honey, pasta and chicken.