. Canadian food banks facing demand not seen since 2008 recession « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CTV – A new report released by Food Banks Canada reveals that visits to food banks across the country have risen by 20 per cent since 2019, a level of demand not seen since the 2008 recession.

Kirstin Beardsley, chief network services officer at Food Banks Canada, notes that current conditions are creating the “perfect storm” for a rapidly growing number of visits to food banks across the country.

“You’ve got high housing costs, you’ve got high food costs, and now you’ve got pandemic-related job losses and the claw-back of government supports,” she told CTV News Channel Thursday evening. “We’re seeing that is having a real effect on the number of people who need our support.”

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