Food banks need more help in the summer
This time of year, many of us are thinking more about barbecues, vacations and swimming pools than anything else. But food banks are thinking about how they're going to get through the summer. Outside of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, donations to food banks aren't nearly as plentiful. But the need remains.
In some cases, there is greater need: children are ending their school year soon, and during the summer, they won't benefit from school breakfast and lunch programs that are often free of charge.
Fiona Crossling is the Executive Director for Share the Warmth, a community organisation in Pointe-St-Charles. (To find food banks close to where you live in Quebec, click here.)