In 2011, the food bank served 423 households. The number increased to 547 households in 2012, with more than 1,000 adults and 659 children receiving food.
Townsend said Rural VISIONS saw a substantial increase in usage of 29 per cent from 2011 to 2012.
still have to purchase a lot of the fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, bread and milk that go in a lot of the food hampers, so there is, I think, a continuing trend, said Townsend. cutbacks from the Ontario government with regard to those people on Ontario Works and Nike Lebron 13 Low Black
of Food Bank status means a lot to Townsend, who is eager to help as many as possible.
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The local food bank was recently given Ontario Association of Food Bank status.
With a vision of a Ontario, The Ontario Association of Food Banks is a network of 120 food banks that support over 1,100 hunger relief programs and agencies across the province. The network serves 400,000 individuals, including nearly 150,000 children, every month.
The numbers indicating a need for a food bank in Frontenac County speak for themselves.
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very lucky in many ways in the fact that more and more people are realizing that homelessness and food shortage and everything isn just a urban problem, it also a rural issue, said David Townsend, executive director of SFCSC Rural VISIONS.
absolutely frightening, said Townsend. I started here five years ago, [the food bank] was right behind a curtain beside the office. It now taking up about 500 square feet of space, and when we move up to the Grace Centre in about two years, it going to be 800 to 900 square feet in size. the usage increase from 2011 to 2012, Townsend expects numbers to grow once again in 2013.
they have harder choices to make, and I think we be reaching even more people this year. Ontario Association Nike Zoom Superfly R4
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it really means is that we adhere to operating standards, said Townsend of the food bank new status, adhere to nutritional guidelines, it also means that should a large corporation have a whole bunch of food that is being distributed province wide, we get a portion of it.
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