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General News · 24th November 2022
Filipe Figueira
Powering up the Cortes Island Food Bank to help during difficult times!

Rising costs for housing, energy, and food have impacted many more Canadians struggling to feed their families - particularly in rural BC.

The recent HungerCount 2022 report by Food Banks Canada highlighted the following staggering trends:

- There were nearly 1.5 million visits to food banks in March 2022, a 15% increase compared to March 2021, and 35% compared to March 2019.

- Seniors accessing food banks has increased to 8.9 % vs. 6.8 % before the pandemic.

- One third of food bank clients are children (representing approximately 500,000 food bank visits in March 2022).

We are proud to say that Cortes Island Food Bank is rising to these challenges.

We have recently become members of Food Banks BC and this will give us a lot more support and resources to build capacity and to help more people.

Visit our new website at: https://www.cortesfoodbank.ca to find out how to get help, or how to support our work.

Need Support?
We understand that coming to a Food Bank can be a difficult decision. Youre not alone. We serve community members of all ages and walks of life. Our staff and volunteers work to create a positive, safe, confidential and welcoming environment for our clients. You can expect to be welcomed, and treated with understanding and respect.

E-mail us at: cortesfoodbankproton.me
Or call 250-935-0276

Want to Donate?
Visit https://www.cortesfoodbank.ca/ways-to-support to learn how.

CBC FOOD BANK DAY
You can also donate as part of CBCs annual fundraiser for food banks. We can be found in the pull-down list of food banks on the donation page.

https://www.foodbanksbc.com/2022-cbc-food-bank-day

Thank you for your support!

The 2022 HungerCount Report:
https://hungercount.foodbankscanada.ca

Full Report:
https://hungercount.foodbankscanada.ca/assets/docs/FoodBanks_HungerCount_EN_2022.pdf