June 26, 2017
Two advocates for the poor are questioning the Food Banks B.C. policy of denying hampers to those who have no fixed address.
Others have asked the same question of the Friends in Need Food Bank in Maple Ridge.
Chris Bossley and Kellie Tennant have both sent e-mails to the food bank association asking for an explanation and justification of such a policy.
“It just doesn’t seem very compassionate,” said Tennant.
“The … policy just seems to be kicking the most vulnerable people when they’re down. It seems discriminatory, to me.”