Food bank usage across New Brunswick has seen a spike in usage in 2018. As Callum Smith reports, roughly 25,000 New Brunswickers used food bank services — including soup kitchens — each month in 2018.

“It was probably up 15 per cent over last year,” says Laurie Stewart, president of the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks.

“Because of the economy and the way things are,” he explains. “People were out of work. We seem to have more seniors that are going to need some help.”