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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.

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.
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Mary Wiens tells us why the "food cupboard" is an emerging trend at this city's community health centres.
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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.
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