Imagine pawning your deceased mother’s wedding ring to pay bills, taking out loans to feed your children, or contemplating putting a lock on the refrigerator to make groceries last as long as possible.
“That’s what being poor is,” says Nicole, mother of eight. “And it doesn’t feel good.”
Nicole is one of 850,000 Canadians assisted by food banks each month. According to Food Banks Canada, food bank use near record levels and 36 percent of those helped are children and youth.
“The Salvation [...]