More families with children and seniors using food bank as numbers rise, says board chair

Fare Share Food Bank

Three volunteers load the Fare Share Food Bank truck with items collected recently as part of the Holiday Food Drive. Photo courtesy of the Cobourg Police Service.

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The Fare Share Food Bank is seeing a rise in demand. Over the last year, the number of people using its services is up by 50 percent. These are two of many organizations trying to help those in need.

Dick Kauling, chair of the board for the Fare Share Food Bank, will describe the pressures it faces and the response to the increase in demand. You may be surprised to learn that more young families with children are accessing the food bank in Cobourg and Port Hope. The number of seniors coming to get assistance is also up. He will give us the full picture. He will also address critical issues about the organization’s future and sustainability in these tough times.

Originally aired: Dec. 8, 2023

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