February 22, 2019
It’s a slow time of year for donations at many food banks across the country and Saskatoon is no exception.
“We definitely see a drop in donations in these two months and it is worrisome because our next big drive isn’t until May,” said Laurie O’Connor, executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre.
What’s also concerning is the number of people turning to food banks.
A new impact report by Food Banks Canada shows more children in Saskatchewan use food banks than anywhere else in Canada.
“We’re still seeing around 20,000 folks using our services in a month and about 45 per cent of those are children,” O’Connor said.