Syrian refugees straining local food banks

Food bank workers say an influx of Syrian refugees is straining their resources, because taxpayer support for the new arrivals isn’t sufficient.

In Edmonton, the Islamic Family Social Services Association recently said it is having trouble coping with the food needs of more than 200 refugees from Syria.

The Parker Street Food Bank in Halifax also recently put out a call for more help, after an influx of about 300 Arabic-speaking clients over a period of six weeks.


  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    They need more donations and volunteers , I guess Mr Harper should be a volunteer for them !

    • Indeed;)

      • Maurixio Garciasanchez


    • G

      Maybe he does.
      Don’t be such a dick toward Harper. He’s a good man even if you don’t agree with his policies.

    • Achmed

      The federal, provincial and city governments need to do their part in providing much bigger grants to all the local Islamic family and social service and community agencies across Canada if they don’t want to be known as Islamophobic and for that to go into all the newspapers!

      • Rosenmops

        Drop dead Achmed.

  • DMB


  • G

    My wife and I no longer contribute to the food bank. A while ago some snotty bitch food bank administrator said on the news she would not accept Mac and cheese anymore. She later backpedalled fast. But reading all the self entitled bums on the Internet bitching about the quality of food at the food banks sealed it for us. We stopped bothering.
    Fuck them.

    • No one starves in Canada I notice.

      • BillyHW

        Even our 3rd world Indians are fat hoes.

        • ntt1

          teresa ‘dances with lard” spence was actually equivalent to two fat hos.

    • shasta

      Much better to help a deserving family directly that you know, or are pointed out to you via your church.

      • Justin St.Denis


    • Similar story about a local church accepting fresh carrots and potatoes from local farms. The fat, tattooed masses refused them and went to Tim’s for their daily bread.

    • lolwut?

      I worked at the Toronto food bank warehouse and a depot on Spadina for a couple of years,.

      Every week it was a long lineup of third world immigrants with nice cars parked out of sight and they played all kinds of stupid games, fake ID, putting on headscarves and other disguises, you name it…… families would get bigger and faces would change, they’d recruit friends to boost their numbers so they’d get extra stuff. If we challenged them it became “Sorry, no English”…

      Food bank food started showing up on Chinese and east indian corner stores as well, we spotted it because of the markets made on dented cans
      after a few months of this the managers finally got off their asses and stamped “Toronto food bank” on everything we could.

      There was a store on Queen st that sold almost exclusively stuff scammed from the food bank, got shut down after we called the city and and showed them the stamps.

      They do it here in Vancouver as well, luxury cars driven by Chinese
      and East indians loading up with food, the libtards running it are too afraid to do anything about it.

      • lolwut?

        Oh and the called in poisoned turkey threat that happened 20+ years ago in Toronto was actually a volunteer who did it.

        No charges were ever laid but the Food bank and Police know who it was
        and just buried it, donations went through the roof, that’s why you get
        a lot of copy-cats, it’s good for business. Toss out a thousand turkeys
        and the public donates 10x the loss.

        In Vancouver, every Christmas they stash most of the food in trucks
        in preparation for the media to come out and shoot footage of the “Empty” shelves. It’s total sham.

        Ever wonder why the poppy boxes aren’t locked down at stores
        like Tim Hortons?….. thefts that get in the media result in $10,000
        cheques and tons of more in sympathy donations… the vets aren’t in on it
        but the people running the charity are..

    • Justin St.Denis

      We made the same decision years ago as well.

    • Maggat

      I just love watching the welfare clowns at the local food bank on welfare Wednesday. Take their parcels around the corner, sort through the stuff and throw what they don’t want on the street. Then go back to panhandling.

  • Canadian

    You mean Soddy Barbaria doesn`t provide food for its invasion force?

    • tom_billesley

      Like any mediaeval horde, they live off the land. Damned locusts!

      • Canadian

        Right! I forgot that they are still in the 8th century.

  • andycanuck

    Oh the irony that a PC government lost an election in Ontario because they wanted not to replace 25,000 retiring civil servants but the federal Liberals won an election promising to create 25,000 new homeless people in Canada a year.

  • When the Liberal government steps in again, it can still save them as a voters block.

  • ismiselemeas

    Food banks are weird. Nobody in Canada suffers from malnutrition or a scarcity of food unless they’re drug addicts on the street. Even then it’s debatable. I find the whole compulsion around food banks quite odd. Jenny Craig subscriptions, however, I could understand.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Does Jenny Craig have a programme for men? I was in downtown Toronto for a whole six hours this week and had a bit of time to people-watch while my wife did some shopping. Wow, the young men are soft and fat, just like the young women. Soft, jiggly people who look like they need a bath…..

      • lolwut?

        Jenny Crack diet is available at Seaton house on George street.

    • ntt1

      not to mention the mangling of the term; bank, by progressives , it most certainly isn’t.

  • k1962

    He and his band of Liberal idiots are so stupid. We did not need this extra burden.

  • ntt1

    In Vancouver they have a separate muslim only foodbank, no filthy infidel muck for the pure islamist

    • Gary

      Behold the Master-Race blessed by allah and destine to rule the World as they have to flee islamic hell-holes for non-muslims nation and go on welfare to survive on the taxes from those filthy infidels .

      Justin is importing more poverty to create more Ward Of The State that will vote Liberal when he offers them more FREE stuff in 2019 .

    • tom_billesley

      Send them some cheese rolls.

      DEVOUT Muslim Shamrez Razaq was horrified after biting into a savoury supermarket snack he thought was cheese and onion but turned out to be pork.
      Mr Razaq, who said he would now have to get rid of the contaminated plates they were using to eat the pork-filled pastries …..

      He can’t get his domestic slave to scrub the plates?
      Wait till he hears that the production plant sends the cheese and pork pastry rolls down the same conveyor belts and through the same oven. The food isn’t certified halal.
      He’s probably angling for a ban on pork in the store.
      No comment allowed, as for all the best articles in UK media.

  • BillyHW

    Liberalism/leftism/socialism/communism, whatever you want to call it, is all about rewarding the undeserving and punishing the deserving.

  • Gary

    I had to laugh at the head of the Food Bank that claimed they were lucky to start the system years ago because demand keeps growing and we were here just in time .

    Gee, you set-up Depots for free food and the demand goes up as word get out that people can get free food .
    Look at how our FREE Health Care gets exploited where people go to the ER over trivial issues or don’t care about their health for smoking, dangerous sports , obesity . Then we have the Immigrants that sneak in a relative from back home to get better Mental Health care and go on welfare but end up being shot by Police in 4 cases we have seen as the Anti-cop leftists refuse to bring that up as a Immigration crisis.
    In the US Muslim are bitching about the Food Banks not being Halal and yet the women in the News video were obese .

    • tom_billesley

      Jeez. D’yah think prescient Mutti Merkel offered the freedom of Germany just in time to welcome the increasing number of invaders?

  • tom_billesley