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December 2014 Archives

"Do I pay the phone bill, or buy some food?"


That's a decision Laura May had to make when she was struggling to make ends meet. Laura grew up in what she describes as a privileged background....with childhood ballet classes, summer camps and riding lessons. But also family abuse. And at age 16, Laura May dropped out of school, and moved out on her own. She was working as a cashier, but money was tight. It was then that Laura walked into her first food bank. Twenty-five years later, Laura has a good job, a home and is now a frequent donor to the Ottawa Food Bank. The food bank is CBC's charity this year, for Project Give.