Media releases | January 05, 2023

Edmonton’s Food Bank continues to struggle to keep up with demand, with 30,000-35,000 people relying on the hamper program between September and October 2022. According to executive director Marjorie Bencz, supplies are lacking even as all 65 depots in Edmonton are at capacity and the organization went beyond its 2022 budget by a million dollars. Brad Lafortune with Public Interest Alberta suggested the solution lies with targeted affordability measures from the provincial and federal governments. ”(We) can’t keep expecting food banks and not-for-profits and charities to make up for where governments need to be doing more when it comes to food security,” Lafortune said. Read more →