Apr 18, 2020

Food banks’ demand surges amid COVID-19. Now they worry about long-term pressures

As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues to pummel the economy, Canada’s food banks are bracing themselves for a surge in demand higher than what they saw during the 2008 economic downturn — and an uncertain, long road to recovery.

The use of food banks increased 28 per cent across the country during the Great Recession, according to Food Banks Canada CEO Chris Hatch — and in just in the last few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand jumped 20 per cent on average.

Learn more via Global News Canada.

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