Food Banks

FOOD BANKS are food distribution agencies that provide groceries free of charge to people in need, in both households and "soup kitchens." According to HungerCount 2005, a survey by the Canadian Association of Food Banks, in 2005 BC had 97 food banks, located in communities of all sizes. These facilities dispense food to about 75,500 British Columbians, about 24,000 of whom are children. In BC, as in other provinces, the average household gets 1 food hamper per month, containing enough...

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