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Monday, January 02, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1555-1557

The Mustard Seed currently distributes about 2,200 food hampers every month from their current Queens Avenue office and small warehouse, which helps to feed about 5,000 people.

Lingwood said an estimated 50,000 people in the Capital Region experience food insecurity, which means they can not afford to adequately feed themselves and their families.
Victoria food bank to double aid with new warehouse
CBC News
Dec 29, 2016

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 Food bank use in B.C. is at a record high, with 103,400 people receiving assistance as of March 2016, according to Food Banks Canada's annual hunger count.

That's an increase of 3.4% since 2015, making 2016 the third year in a row that food bank use in B.C. has increased.

Children accessed food banks at disproportionately high levels, according to the count, which reported that 32 percent of  B.C. food bank users in 2016 were minors.

Food bank use in B.C. at an all-time high
CBC News
Nov 14, 2016

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 Food bank use in Canada is on the rise, and some provinces and territories have seen "drastic" surges in use since last year, a new report says.

In March 2016, 863,492 people received food from a food bank in Canada, up 1.3 per cent from the same time last year, and 28 per cent from March 2008, according to the Hunger Count 2016 report from Food Banks Canada.

Every province had an increase except Ontario and Manitoba, and some saw double-digit spikes.

Food bank use on the rise in Canada, with 'drastic' surges in Nova Scotia, territories
CBC News
Nov 15, 2016
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