On the eleventh day of donating…

Providing healthy food to those in need

Source: https://foodbank.bc.ca/

Food banks were originally set up to be a temporary measure in the 1980s, but instead have become a mainstay of how many people keep food on the table. And as the cost of living soars, more people are turning to the food bank, fewer people are able to donate, and the cost of food is ever increasing – so it’s become even harder for food banks to do this job. But while many are calling for more sustainable solutions to food insecurity, which I wholeheartedly agree with, I feel like in the short term it’s worthwhile supporting the food bank because people need food now and long-term solutions are not here now. I guess that’s part of what got us here, 40 years later – people willing to help out in the short term, but governments not willing to make bold steps to address the root causes of food insecurity.

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