Food banks plead for help with spike in need as refugees arrive
“We try to set up like it’s family. It’s not an institution,” says Rev. Jennifer Palin of the Donway Covenant United Church, one of five churches behind the food bank. We don’t want to start just pushing people through. We want to have a sense of treating people like individual human beings.”
But a sharp rise in users, due, they believe, to an influx of Syrian refugee families to the area, has organizers worried about sustainability and has them calling on the government to review its resettlement programs.
What next? Dumpster Diving?