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Food bank use is at near-record levels in Ontario

The recently published Hunger Count is recommending food banks adapt to respond to the long-term needs of their clients in the very same way that we are talking about. The recommendations of Hunger Count recognized traditional food bank programs are only a short term solution to hunger and was never meant to solve the problem, but meant to meet the immediate need until the problem is solved. Other long-term, more sustainable approaches to solving hunger are needed in addition to basic food access such as community learning kitchens to give low-income families the skills and experience to become self-sufficient. We say that we want to give our clients the training and confidence that will continue to benefit them long past their need of the food bank.