Food Banks Canada sees positive signs in federal budget especially towards helping young children
We’ve heard from the government relations department for Food Banks Canada regarding the recent Federal budget. They are very positive about a number of things that came out of this budget especially the focus on helping and supporting kids. The usage of food banks across Canada averages 34% while we at the Burlington Food Bank we see approx. 40%. Children represent only 19% of the general population across Canada. So when you see those kind of numbers having to use food banks you recognize the need for families to have the kind of support we provide. In part we do this with a snack program which has recently been very well supported by friends at Halton Food for Thought. Families are provided two weeks worth of healthy snacks, enough for a couple a day each.