“At the food bank, the greatest thing we can give people is choice,” says Elliott Innes, Salvation Army community and family services manager in Fort Erie, Ont. “That’s why we don’t make pre-made hampers. We let people choose what their needs are.” One in five Canadians skip meals to make ends meet and food banks have become a primary resource to combat hunger. “I’m totally humiliated after running out of food and money,” says one food bank user. “Before losing my job I always knew I was going to eat.