A troubling report out of Toronto suggests food bank usage has increased to near 2008 recession-like levels, and London could be in a similar boat.
The report states the average length people are relying on food banks in Toronto have increased to 24 months in 2017, double what it was in 2010.
“When you look at seniors, we (London Food Bank) have noticed a 9 percent increase in the past year of those coming, and a 29 percent increase from two years ago,” says Jane Roy, the Co-Executive director of the London Food bank.
“People are falling through the cracks in this city. All levels of government need to work together to help Canadians afford to pay their bills, or they will forever be impoverished.”