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"Beyond Food Banks: Ending hunger in Canada"

The CBC's Mary Wiens brings us an important reality check as we approach our annual "Sounds of the Season" fundraiser for local food banks tomorrow.

PART 1:
There are nearly 350 meal programs in Toronto, serving tens of thousands of meals. And the number of people using food banks is nearing a record high this winter.
Listen audio (runs 6:54)

PART 2:
Mary Wiens tells us why the "food cupboard" is an emerging trend at this city's community health centres.
Listen audio (runs 6:55)

PART 3:
Hunger is not the only thing that brings people out to the dozens of meal programs offered in Toronto. For some, meal programs are also a chance to break their feelings of isolation.
Listen audio (runs 6:23)

PART 4:
Matt galloway spoke with Nick Saul. He is president of The Stop Community Food Centre External Site, and he is creating a national organization to replicate the model created at The Stop.
Listen audio (runs 6:04)

PART 5:
Guest host Karen Horsman spoke about food waste with Jo-Anne Sobie. She is the new executive director of Second Harvest External Site.
Listen audio (runs 5:59)