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Canadian Students’ Use of Food Banks Increasing

21 JUL 2015
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In B.C., and across the country, food banks are seeing a spike in student customers. Tuition in Canada is rising 65% every year, which means a secondary education is becoming less and less affordable. More students today are working multiple jobs to pay for school, and the rising cost of textbooks and other school supplies like laptops are making food the last priority for many.

In cities like Windsor, London, Kingston and Hamilton, the number of people using food banks has seen a dramatic increase—specifically due to the large student populations living there. Many universities now have food banks on campus to deal with the increasing demand.

Of all the people using Canada’s food banks, the majority are women, aboriginal people, seniors and immigrants.

What can be done to curb the amount of students using food banks?

Source: Global News