Tag: poverty in Canada

When Enough Doesn’t Seem Like Enough

There are a lot of new faces around the food bank right now. Many folks have been laid off from work, and there aren’t nearly enough jobs that offer a living wage for families to make it through the month. We’re a small food bank. As in we have a few shelves and a couple of deep freezes. For the…

Confessions of a Food Bank Coordinator

Part of my day-job includes coordinating Lac La Biche’s main community food bank — The Waskaysoo Community Food Bank. We rely on food and cash donations from local citizens, businesses, corporations, churches, schools and various community groups. It takes a community to raise a food bank, and we’re grateful for the amount of local participation we get. But there are…