Two-week Wait at Food Bank

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Since Christmas, the food bank at The Salvation Army in Woodstock, Ont., has been feeding about five new families each week and the high demand is making it difficult for families to receive food quickly.

“The new families that are coming in are not necessarily on assistance,” says Vanessa Page, Salvation Army Director of Community and Family Services. “They are families who are working who are just not managing to make their dollar stretch far enough.”

Families now must wait two weeks after initial contact to get in for an appointment to receive food.

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